Photos about reef basslets (Liopropomini); including basslet larvae: Basslet larva (Liopropoma sp.) showing off its very elongate second dorsal fin spine. The banner distracts potential predators from the body of the larva. It might also function in predator deception, by increasing the apparent size of the larva. Solomon Islands.Redstriped basslet (Liopropoma tonstrinum), a rarer deepwater species. Palau.