Pseudochromis howsoni Allen, 1995
Howson's dottyback
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Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range - 23 m
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26-26; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 14-14. Anterior tips of palatine tooth patches directed medially behind posterolateral arms of vomerine tooth patch; large dark spot at posterior corner of operculum; color pattern sexually dimorphic, male overall orange anteriorly and purplish grey posteriorly, female entirely purplish grey; neither sex with narrow white bar on head just behind eye (Ref. 31113).
Biology:  Found on sand-rubble bottom, around low rocky outcrops (Ref. 36661). Occurs in pairs (Ref. 36661). Minimum depth from Ref. 58018.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 15.03.02
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 21.07.08

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