Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Eupercaria/misc
(Various families in series Eupercaria) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Pseudojuloides: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, iouis = a fish without identification, perhaps some of genus Coris cited by Plinius + Greek, oides = similar to (Ref. 45335); edwardi: Named for Jason Edward, noun in genitive case.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 5 - 20 m. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Kenya.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95804)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D IX,11; A III,12; pectoral rays 13; lateral-line scales 27 (+1 on tail); head scaleless; gill rakers 14; anteriorly in each jaw is a pair of large, projecting, and slightly recurved canine teeth, the upper pair slightly out-flaring, the lowers curving forward and fitting between uppers when mouth closed; on each side of upper and lower jaws, a short irregular row of 4-7 chisel-like incisiform teeth, no canine posteriorly at corner of mouth; body, body elongated, depth 4.2-4.9 in SL, only slightly compressed, body width 1.4-1.8 in depth; caudal fin truncate in initial phase, with slightly extended upper and lower lobes in terminal-phase male; colour of initial phase reddish orange to pink, often with more yellow tint anteriorly and grading to white ventrally on the head and abdomen; in life, terminal-phase male with rear half of body emerald green with two bright blue stripes, lower along lateral midline, upper along mid-upper body, dorsum above upper blue line olive green; upper head and anterior body olive green, becoming darker to black at mid-body; lower half of head and anterior body with prominent yellow reticulum over magenta background; magenta line extends forward below orbit along upper jaw and back across snout to end over the orbit; dorsal and anal fins with bluish base and edge surrounding midline thick yellow band; caudal fin blue-edged top and bottom with a short blue extension of the mid-lateral stripe onto the fin (Ref. 95804).
Depth range (5-20 m) given by B. Victor (pers. comm. 10/18).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Victor, B.C. and J.E. Ranfdall, 2014. Pseudojuloides edwardi, n. sp. (Perciformes: Labridae): an example of evolution of male-display phenotype outpacing divergence in mitochondrial genotype. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 11:1-12. (Ref. 95804)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00475 - 0.02106), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .