Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Serranidae  
 Genus Liopropoma  
  Liopropoma japonicum  (Döderlein, 1883) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Labracopsis japonicus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with VIII spiョes  12 soft rays; anal fin with III spiョes  8 soft rays; pectoral rays 15-16; lateral-line scales 61-66; snout and suborbital fully scaled; gill rakers 6-7 + 12-14 of first gill arch; low part of posterior margin of preopercle with a few very fine serrations. Pink with orange-red spots on upper side, those along upper back reddish brown; highly arched upper part of lateral line in an orange-red band; a narrow yellow band from snout to eye, continuing as an ill-defined, yellowish brown band to end of opercle. 
Habitat: Inhabit the deeper rocky reef, cave, carnivore; feed on invertebrates. Other ecological behavior is unclear. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: known only from Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands. 
Utility: Not for commercial fisheries. 
Name Code: 382571
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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