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Pseudochromis leucorhynchus  Lubbock, 1977

White-nosed 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).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 11441).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Kenya and Oman.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-32. This species distinguished by the following characters: 28-32 segmented dorsal-fin rays, all or all but the first 1-2 rays branched; 17-20 segmented anal fin rays; 16-20 circumpeduncular scales; dorsal fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 22.7-27.1% SL; head and body generally brown with darker brown edging on body scale margins and a dark grey to dark blue (dark grey to dark brown when preserved) spot on opercular flap (Ref. 81967).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Gill, A.C. and J.K.L. Mee, 1993. Notes on dottyback fishes of the genus Pseudochromis of Oman, with description of a new species (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 20(2):53-60. (Ref. 12720)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.2 - 28.5, mean 27.1 (based on 288 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00451 - 0.03059), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .