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      Ridgeback Basslet

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      Reef Keeper

      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Liopropoma mowbrayi
      Common Names: Ridgeback Basslet, Cave Basslet
      Max. size: 9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 30 - 60 m
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA) and Bahamas to northern South America.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 6-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12. Snout relatively long; yellow band from tip of snout and chin to eye.
      Biology: A solitary species inhabiting rocky and reef areas. Reported to prefer smaller reef interstices. Usually found in pairs.
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places. This species is secretive and does best when kept with non-aggressive species. More than one Ridgeback Basslet can be kept in a larger tank, and can also be kept with others in the genus. Not commonly seen due to the depth it is found, so it is pricey when available.
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      Keywords: Ridgeback Basslet; Cave Basslet

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