Lipogramma idabeli Tornabene, Robertson & Baldwin, 2018
- GBIF Backbone Taxonomy
- Published in
- Tornabene, Luke, D. Ross Robertson & Carole C. Baldwin. 2018. A new species of Lipogramma (Teleostei: Grammatidae) from deep reefs of Roatan, Honduras. ZooKeys 809: 79-95.
- Lipogramma idabeli
Diagnosis. A species of Lipogramma with pectoral-fin rays 15 - 16 (modally 16); gill rakers 18 - 20 total (10 - 11 elongate rakers plus 2 - 4 short, stout rudiments on lower limb, 3 - 4 elongate rakers plus 1 - 3 rudiments on upper limb); in life, body mostly yellow to tan with bright iridescent blue coloration on eye, dorsal portion of head, nape and dorsal portion of trunk beneath spinous-dorsal fin, oblique yellow bar from tip of snout to orbit and below eye, large, round, black blotch outlined with blue below anterior origin of dorsal fin, and dark ocellus outlined in blue with yellow or dark center at rear insertion of dorsal fin that extends onto body.
Etymology. The specific epithet idabeli refers to the Idabel submersible, which was used to collect the type series, and recognizes of the efforts of its owner-designer and pilot Karl Stanley and engineer Thomas Trudel, who made these and other collections of fishes possible by constructing a fish-catching system that converted Idabel from an observation-only vessel to one capable of collecting scientific specimens. The name idabeli is to be treated as a patronym (adjective) formed from the female name Idabel. The generic name Lipogramma is feminine and is formed from lipo (without) and gramma (a line of text, feminine), referring to the absence of a well-developed lateral line. The common name Cabrilleta de Dorso Azul (Blue-backed Basslet in English) refers to its distinctive coloration.
- Lipogramma idabeli Tornabene, Robertson & Baldwin, 2018
- Common names
- Bluebacked Basslet in English
- Tornabene, L.; Robertson, D. R.; Baldwin, C. C. (2018). A new species of <em>Lipogramma</em> from deep reefs of Roatan, Honduras (Teleostei, Grammatidae). <em>ZooKeys.</em>809: 79-95.