Ichthyological Research

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 67–71 | Cite as

Liopropoma dorsoluteum sp. nov., a new serranid fish from Okinawa, Japan

  • Takeshi Kon
  • Tetsuo Yoshino
  • You Sakurai


A new serranid fish,Liopropoma dorsoluteum sp. nov., is described on the basis of two specimens from Yaeyama Is., Okinawa, Japan. The new species is most similar toL. erythaeum Randall & Taylor, 1988, in having the following characters: Dorsal fin rays VIII, 12; anal fin rays III, 9; pored lateral line scales 52–53; anterior nostril situated midway between posterior nostril and anterior tip of snout; slightly forked caudal fin with both lobes rounded. It differs from the latter species in having a shorter pectoral fin (23.4–23.8% SL vs. 26.9–29.0% SL), greater preanus length (65.6–68.0% SL vs. 63.3–65.1% SL), fewer gill rakers (6+12 vs. 6–7+14–15) and yellow coloration on the back (vs. light red on head and body) in fresh specimens.

Key words

Liopropoma dorsoluteum new species Serranidae Okinawa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takeshi Kon
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Yoshino
    • 1
  • You Sakurai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine Sciences, College of ScienceUniversity of the RyukyusOkinawaJapan
  2. 2.Okinawa Environmental Research Co. Ltd.OkinawaJapan

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