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Candy basslet
Liopropoma carmabi
(Randall, 1963)

Body cylindrical and elongated, boldly marked with stripes generally in shades of light brown to red-brown or yellow-brown alternating with red to maroon. Stripes may be occasionally yellow to lavender or blue. Dorsal fin with a dark spot, and two separated black spots on each tail lobe.
Size up to 6 cm.

Inhabit deep coral reefs, rarely shallower than 30 m, down to 70 m. Secretive, stay hidden in deep, dark recesses.

Occasional Florida Keys, Bahamas and Caribbean.

Candy basslet (Liopropoma carmabi)