Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Liopropoma susumi (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Liopropoma susumi

English Name: Meteor perch/Striped basslet

Creole Name:

French Name:

IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)


Dorsal spines: 8; Dorsal rays: 11-12; Anal spines: 3; Anal rays: 8.

Small basslet with moderately elongate body and large eyes. Scales dorsally on snout usually reaching to or slightly anterior to posterior nostrils, 
region between and below nostrils naked. Dorsal fin divided into separate spinous and soft-rayed fins. Caudal fin truncate. 

Colour. Light grey to reddish tan, shading light red on caudal peduncle and fin. 6-8 longitudinal yellow-edged brown stripes on flanks. 


Maturity: Unknown. Max length: 9.1 cm TL.

Habitat and Ecology:

Found in caves and crevices in lagoon and seaward reefs (depth 2-34 m, Williams et al. 2016 state 2-100 m). Benthic, secretive species. 

Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is too small to be subject to the techniques of the artisanal fishery. 


Photo courtesy Eleanor Brighton and Chris Mason-Parker (c) 2022 Blue Safari Seychelles/Marine Conservation Society, Seychelles. Photograph taken at Alphonse group 2022.


fishIDER, CSIRO Australian National Fish Collection. Liopropoma susumi. (16/08/22). 
Froese, R. & D. Pauly. (Eds.) (2022). FishBase. (16/08/22).
Taiwan Fish Database. Liopropoma susumi. (16/08/22). 
Williams, J.T. et al. (2016). Liopropoma susumi. The IUCN Red List 2016: (16/08/22).


Nevill, J.E.G., Brighton, E. & Mason-Parker, C. (2022). Liopropoma susumi, Meteor perch. Seychelles Seatizens.

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