Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335). More on author: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 35 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 12°N - 11°N, 119°E - 120°E
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89094)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: palatine tooth patches inserted medially behind vomerine tooth patch; 16 circumpeduncular scales; upper part of body with dark longitudinal stripe extending from middle of upper lip through eye above anterior lateral line to mid-upper caudal-fin rays (Ref. 89094).
Specimens of this species were collected in 22 m depth at the bottom of a current-
swept channel with strong coastal influences (it has relatively low visibility and otherwise silty conditions). Individuals were associated with low rocky outcrops covered with sea fans (Ref. 89094).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M. Erdmann, 2012. Two new species of striped Pseudochromis from the Philippine Islands and Indonesia, with a redescription of P. colei (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 3165:25-38. (Ref. 89094)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00190 - 0.01264), 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
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .