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Pictichromis aurifrons  (Lubbock, 1980)

Gold-browed dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pictichromis: Name from Latin pictus meaning painted or colored, and Greek Chromis, a genus of pomacentrid, used as the stem for other fish genera; alludes to the bright live colorations of the included species (Ref. 81967).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 13 - 30 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Indonesia (Ref. 48635) and Papua New Guinea (Ref. 90102).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having a bright yellow snout/ forehead that grades into a light purple to bluish-grey coloration over the remainder of the head and body (Ref. 74963).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in sheltered habitats with rich coral growth to about 30 m depth (Ref. 48635). Observed in western New Guinea in habitats of silty dead coral reef, near the base of steep slopes 13-29 m depths; these reefs are characterised by numerous small caverns/overhangs and fish were usually seen adjacent to vertical surfaces. They appear to occupy territories or home ranges of about 2 sq. m and are often encountered solitarily, sometimes in loosely associated pairs (Ref. 74963).

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Allen, G.R., A.C. Gill and M.V. Erdmann, 2008. A new species of Pictichromis (Pisces: Pseudochromidae) from western New Guinea with a rediscription of P. aurifrons,. Aqua Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(3-4):145-154. (Ref. 74963)

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): 27.5 - 28.9, mean 28.5 (based on 14 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00189 - 0.01328), b=3.11 (2.88 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±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) .