Pseudochromis natalensis Regan, 1916
Natal dottyback
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Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; marine; depth range 5 - 25 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Durban, South Africa to Kifuki Island, Mozambique; Kenya (2°S) and Madagascar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-27; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 13-18. Adults with blue spot on each body scale and one dark spot on upper opercle margin (Ref. 5471).
Biology:  Found near large boulders or lying still against greenish weed.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Not in Ref. 11228.

Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.04.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 16.01.97

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