Pseudochromis stellatus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2017
Greenhead dottyback
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Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 55 - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia (West Papua) and possibly the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 15-15; Vertebrae: 26-26. his species is distinguished from by the following set of characters: D III,24-26 (usually III,26); A III,15; pectoral-fin rays 18-19 (usually 18); scales in lateral series 36-38; circumpeduncular scales 16; caudal fin pointed (rounded with middle rays extended to form slight to obvious point); dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 31.8-33.5 % SL (Ref. 118104).
Biology:  This species was ollected in 55-62 m and observed to at least 70 m depth. It is found on deep reef slopes with gentle incline but exposed to strong currents and generally found in association with small gorgonian sea fans or low-growing barrel sponges (Ref. 118104).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 30.10.20

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