Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Pseudocoris: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, kore = pupil (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 30 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 32°N - 30°S, 57°E - 178°W
Western Pacific: Micronesia to Samoa; reported from Rowley Shoals (Ref. 1602) and Kermadec Islands (Ref. 8879). Reported to extend to the Indian Ocean: Maldives (Ref. 11303), Mauritius and East Africa (Ref. 9710), Christmas Island (Ref. 30874).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
soft rays: 12. Dorsal half of body dark, or without distinct markings. Anteriormost pair of teeth on lower jaw distinctly larger than other teeth. First dorsal spin in males elongated. Caudal fin emarginate or truncate (Ref. 43239).
Found up to a depth of at least 25 m in lagoon, channel and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710). Often on open sand flats with large remote bommies in depths of about 20 m. Juveniles congregate on reefs, usually in depths of 10-20 m feeding on mysids (Ref. 48636). Aggregates (with females outnumbering the males) along upper edges of coral slopes to feed on zooplankton (Ref. 9710, 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 1811 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00203 - 0.01181), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 84.7 [44.1, 156.4] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.813 [0.500, 1.449] mg/100g ; Protein = 17.9 [15.1, 20.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.115 [0.064, 0.205] g/100g ; Selenium = 30.8 [15.2, 59.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 166 [55, 569] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.71 [1.10, 3.11] mg/100g (wet weight);