Pictichromis dinar Randall & Schultz, 2009
Pictichromis dinar
photo by Gro├čkopf, J.

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  4.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 18 - 25 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Gulf of Tomini, western side Parigi, drop-off 350m from shore.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-22; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Description: Characterized by magenta color of head and anterior body and bright yellow color of remainder of body and fins; oblique demarcation between two colors; anterior lateral line scales 23-26; depth of body 32.0% of SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  The drop-off at the type locality starts at 8 m, the substratum leading to this consists of coral rubble, a typical habitat for species of Cirrhilabrus . Apparently, the two small angelfishes sought by the collectors at this area are Centropyge bicolor and Paracentropyge multifaciata (Ref. 82647). Also found in crevices and overhangs on steep outer reef slopes (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.11.09
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 20.03.13

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