Hypoplectrus liberte Victor & Marks, 2018
Striped hamlet
photo by Marks, K.W.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets)
Max. size:  8.77 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 9 m
Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Haiti.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 10-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 1-1; Anal soft rays: 7-7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: with a black stripe that runs from eye to base of caudal fin, interrupted by white iridescent lines on head and broken on rear body and caudal peduncle into three discrete black spots centered just above lateral line; lower half of head and body pale (Ref. 118648).
Biology:  This species is common in the shallow waters of the bay (Ref. 118648).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 09 October 2018 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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