Family Pseudochromidae - Dottybacks
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 24 | Species : 152 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
:
many
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary     Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Marine, rarely brackish. One spine on pelvic fin. Pelvic fin insertion below or before pectoral fin base. Lateral line variable (interrupted or continuous in some). Attains about 50 cm maximum length in Congrogadinae; mostly below 11 cm. Small, often brilliantly colored elongate fishes. Most species remain near crevices or among rubble. They feed on small invertebrates and fishes. The male guards a ball of eggs deposited by the female. Some species are mouthbrooders.
  Etymology
:
Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish without identificaction, perhaps a fish similar to perch; cited by Plinius ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
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mixed
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Ovalentaria | Incertae | sedis | in | Ovalentaria | Pseudochromidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pseudochromidae as currently in FishBase

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In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 15-11-2013 (Ref. 94485).

The list ordered as follows:

Please send comments and corrections if you detect errors or missing names.

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Pseudochrominae
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis fuscus Müller & Troschel, 1849
acceptedseniororiginal1
! Pseudochromis fusca Müller & Troschel, 1849
synonymseniororiginal
Pseudochromis adustus Müller & Troschel, 1849
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Onar nebulosum De Vis, 1885
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
! Pseudochromis aurea Seale, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis rex Seale, 1910
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudochromis ransonneti Steindachner, 1870
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis caudalis Boulenger, 1898
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pseudochromis ranjhai Klausewitz, 1961
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis wilsoni (Whitley, 1929)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudochromis jamesi Schultz, 1943
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniorchange in rank
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis aldabraensis Bauchot-Boutin, 1958
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis fridmani Klausewitz, 1968
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Pseudochromis dixurus Lubbock, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis pesi Lubbock, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis sankeyi Lubbock, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis flammicauda Lubbock & Goldman, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis melas Lubbock, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis pesi (non Lubbock, 1975)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis linda Randall & Stanaland, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis olivaceus (non Rüppell, 1835)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pseudochromis pylei Randall & McCosker, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis reticulatus Gill & Woodland, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis steenei Gill & Randall, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis kolythrus Gill & Winterbottom, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis omanensis Gill & Mee, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis striatus Gill, Shao & Chen, 1995
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis viridis Gill & Allen, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis tapeinosoma (non Bleeker, 1853)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pseudochromis aurulentus Gill & Randall, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis cometes Gill & Randall, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis flavopunctatus Gill & Randall, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis litus Gill & Randall, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis pictus Gill & Randall, 1998
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis lugubris Gill & Allen, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis tonozukai Gill & Allen, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis jace Allen, Gill & Erdmann, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis matahari Gill, Erdmann & Allen, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis chrysospilus Gill & Zajonz, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis erdmanni Gill & Allen, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis fuligifinis Gill & Williams, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis ammeri Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymotherother
Pseudochromis sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pseudochromis sp. 3 Not applicable
synonymotherother
synonymotherother
Pseudochromis eichleri Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis colei (non Herre, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pseudochromis oligochrysus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis rutilus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis tigrinus Allen & Erdmann, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal2
Assiculus punctatus Richardson, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis punctatus (Richardson, 1846)
synonymseniornew
Pseudochromis muelleri Klunzinger, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cichlops filamentosus Macleay, 1881
synonymjuniororiginal1
Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
acceptedseniornew
Cichlops cyclophthalmus Müller & Troschel, 1849
synonymseniororiginal1
Dampieria cyclophthalma (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
synonymseniornew
Dampieria cyclophthalmus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
synonymseniornew
! Labracinus cyclophthalma (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
synonymseniornew
Julis horsfieldii Valenciennes, 1839
ambiguousotheroriginal1
Halichoeres horsfieldi (Valenciennes, 1839)
ambiguousothernew
Cichlops melanotaenia Bleeker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal2
Dampieria melanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
Labracinus melanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
! Dampiera melanotaenia (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
Cichlops spilopterus Bleeker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal1
Dampieria spiloptera (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
Cichlops hellmuthii Bleeker, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal2
Cichlops trispilos Bleeker, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal2
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Labracinus lineatus (Castelnau, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
Dampieria lineata Castelnau, 1875
synonymseniororiginal1
! Labricinus lineatus (Castelnau, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Dampieria ignita Scott, 1959
synonymjuniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ogilbyina novaehollandiae (Steindachner, 1879)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal2
Labracinus longipinnis (Ogilby, 1908)
synonymjuniornew
Ogilbyina queenslandiae (Saville-Kent, 1893)
acceptedseniornew
Polyacanthus queenslandiae Saville-Kent, 1893
synonymseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis queenslandiae (Saville-Kent, 1893)
synonymseniornew
Ogilbyina salvati (Plessis & Fourmanoir, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudochromis salvati Plessis & Fourmanoir, 1966
synonymseniororiginal1
Cypho salvati (Plessis & Fourmanoir, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Cypho purpurascens (De Vis, 1884)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Cypho zaps Gill, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Assiculoides desmonotus Gill & Hutchins, 1997
acceptedseniororiginal1
Manonichthys splendens (Fowler, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Manonichthys polynemus (Fowler, 1931)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Manonichthys paranox (Lubbock & Goldman, 1976)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudochromis paranox Lubbock & Goldman, 1976
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Manonichthys jamali Allen & Erdmann, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal1
Manonichthys scintilla Gill & Williams, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal1
Oxycercichthys veliferus (Lubbock, 1980)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Ogilbyina velifera (Lubbock, 1980)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
! Pholidochromis marginata (Lubbock, 1980)
synonymseniornew
Pholidochromis cerasina Gill & Tanaka, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pictichromis porphyrea (Lubbock & Goldman, 1974)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudochromis porphyreus Lubbock & Goldman, 1974
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
Pictichromis diadema (Lubbock & Randall, 1978)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudochromis diadema Lubbock & Randall, 1978
synonymseniororiginal1
Pictichromis aurifrons (Lubbock, 1980)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Pictichromis ephippiata (Gill, Pyle & Earle, 1996)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudochromis ephippiatus Gill, Pyle & Earle, 1996
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis paccagnellae (non Axelrod, 1973)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pictichromis caitlinae Allen, Gill & Erdmann, 2008
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pictichromis aurifrons (non Lubbock, 1980)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pseudochromis aurifrons (non Lubbock, 1980)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Pictichromis dinar Randall & Schultz, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anisochrominae
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anisochromis straussi Springer, Smith & Fraser, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anisochromis mascarenensis Gill & Fricke, 2001
acceptedseniororiginal1
Anisochromis kenyae (non Smith, 1954)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Congrogadinae
Congrogadus subducens (Richardson, 1843)
acceptedseniornew
Machaerium subducens Richardson, 1843
synonymseniororiginal1
! Congradus subducens (Richardson, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Machaerium nebulatum Bleeker, 1852
synonymjuniororiginal2
Congrogadus nebulatus (Bleeker, 1852)
synonymjuniornew
! Congrogadus subulatus Günther,1852
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal2
Congrogadus reticulatus (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
! Machaerium reticulum Bleeker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal
Stenophus marmoratus Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
Stenophus obscurus Castelnau, 1875
synonymjuniororiginal2
Hierichthys encryptes Jordan & Fowler, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal2
Congrogadus encryptes (Jordan & Fowler, 1902)
synonymjuniornew
Congrogadus hierichthys Jordan & Richardson, 1908
acceptedseniororiginal1
Congrogadoides hierichthys (Jordan & Richardson, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Congrogadus malayanus (Weber, 1909)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
Congrogadus spinifer (Borodin, 1933)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Congrogadus amplimaculatus (Winterbottom, 1980)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Congrogadoides spinifer (non Borodin, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Congrogadus winterbottomi Gill, Mooi & Hutchins, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal1
Haliophis guttatus (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
! Haliophis maculatus Not applicable
synonymothermisapplied
Muraena guttata Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal1
Muraena maculata Lacepède, 1800
synonymjuniororiginal1
Haliophis aethiopus Winterbottom, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Haliophis diademus Winterbottom & Randall, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Haliophis malayanus (non Weber, 1909)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Halidesmus scapularis Günther, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal1
Porogrammus capensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916
synonymjuniororiginal1
Halidesmus thomaseni (Nielsen, 1961)
acceptedseniornew
Pholioides thomaseni Nielsen, 1961
synonymseniororiginal1
Tentaculus waltairiensis Rao & Dutt, 1966
synonymjuniororiginal2
Halidesmus polytretus Winterbottom, 1982
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halidesmus coccus Winterbottom & Randall, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halidesmus socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halimuraena shakai Winterbottom, 1978
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halimuraena lepopareia Winterbottom, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halimuraena hexagonata (non Smith, 1952)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Rusichthys plesiomorphus Winterbottom, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal1
Rusichthys explicitus Winterbottom, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal1
Natalichthys ori Winterbottom, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halidesmus scapularis (non Günther, 1872)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Natalichthys leptus Winterbottom, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halidesmus scapularis (non Günther, 1872)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Natalichthys sam Winterbottom, 1980
acceptedseniororiginal1
Halimuraenoides isostigma Maugé & Bardach, 1985
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiopinae
Pseudoplesiops typus Bleeker, 1858
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymjuniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops annae (Weber, 1913)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops rosae Schultz, 1943
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis rosae (Schultz, 1943)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudochromis revellei (Schultz, 1953)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops collare Gill, Randall & Edwards, 1991
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops immaculatus Gill & Edwards, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops occidentalis Gill & Edwards, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops wassi Gill & Edwards, 2003
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pseudoplesiops sp. 2 Not applicable
synonymotherother
acceptedseniororiginal1
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Chlidichthys bibulus (Smith, 1954)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys auratus Lubbock, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops auratus (Lubbock, 1975)
synonymseniornew
Chlidichthys rubiceps Lubbock, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal1
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys abruptus Lubbock, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys randalli Lubbock, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys smithae Lubbock, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys cacatuoides Gill & Randall, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys chagosensis Gill & Edwards, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops typus (non Bleeker, 1858)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chlidichthys inornatus (non Lubbock, 1976)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Chlidichthys clibanarius Gill & Edwards, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Chlidichthys sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Chlidichthys foudioides Gill & Edwards, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal1
Amsichthys knighti (Allen, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal1
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Lubbockichthys tanakai Gill & Senou, 2002
acceptedseniororiginal1
Lubbockichthys myersi Gill & Edwards, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal1
Pseudoplesiops sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pseudoplesiops sp. 3 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pseudoplesiops sp. A Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pectinochromis lubbocki (Edwards & Randall, 1983)
acceptedseniornew
Pseudoplesiops lubbocki Edwards & Randall, 1983
synonymseniororiginal1
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