Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Anisochrominae
Etymology: Anisochromis: Greek, anisos = unequal + Greek, chromis = a marine fish without identification, dealing with perch; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335). More on author: Smith.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 9 m (Ref. 42958). Tropical; 3°S - 15°S
Western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Comoros and northern Madagascar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5471)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Inhabits reefs and pools exposed at low tide. A protogynous hermaphrodite. Difficult to catch because of its small size.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and R. Fricke, 2001. Revision of the Western Indian ocean fish subfamily Anisochrominae (Perciformes, Pseudochromidae). Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Zool.) 67(2):191-207. (Ref. 42958)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.1 - 28.4, mean 27.5 °C (based on 146 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.59 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .