|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Anderson, W., Carpenter, K.E., Gilmore, G., Milagrosa Bustamante, G. & Robertson, R.
||Barthelat, F. & Cox, N.A.
||McEachran, J.D. & Rocha, L.A.
This widely distributed, deep-living, cryptic species can be locally common where it occurs over rocky reefs. Collection for the aquarium trade is highly localized. It has been recorded in the diet of the invasive Lionfish, but further research is needed to determine the extent of this threat. There are no known major threats. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Liopropoma carmabi is distributed in the western Atlantic from the Bahamas, in the Gulf of Mexico from the Florida Keys and Tuxpan, Mexico along the northern Yucatan Peninsula, in the Caribbean from Jamaica to Curacao, and along Central and South America from Quintana Roo, Mexico to Santa Marta, Colombia (R. Robertson pers. comm. 2014). It has not yet been recorded from Cuba (R. Claro pers. comm. 2014). Its depth range is between 10-70 m (Lieske and Myers 1994, Martinez Ramirez et al. 2009).|
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Martin (French part); Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; United States; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of; Virgin Islands, British; Virgin Islands, U.S.
|FAO Marine Fishing Areas:|
Atlantic – western central
|♦ Lower depth limit (metres):||70|
|♦ Upper depth limit (metres):||10|
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