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Pseudochromis tapeinosoma  Bleeker, 1853

Blackmargin dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Bleeker.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 60 m (Ref. 9710).   Tropical; 30°N - 11°S

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Indo-West Pacific: western coast of Australia (Ref. 7300) to New Caledonia (Ref. 11897), north to Japan (Ref. 559). Reported from the Laccadive Sea in India (Ref. 45255).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits inshore reefs; also tide pools and lagoons (Ref. 1602). Solitary or in pairs in crevices (Ref 90102).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.5 - 29, mean 28.3 (based on 444 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .