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Pseudochromis striatus  Gill, Shao & Chen, 1995

Striated dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 15 - 37 m (Ref. 12715).   Tropical; 26°N - 20°N

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Western Pacific: Philippines, Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL (female); common length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13678)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15; Vertebrae: 10 - 16. Presence of a large, dark grey to black sub-basal ovoid spot on the caudal fin and dark stripes on body.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found among the interstices of overlapping laminar corals or near the bases of whorled corals on coral reef drop-offs in depths of 18-20 m, also in crevices in 15-37 m depth. Solitary (Ref 90102).

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Gill, A.C., K.-T. Shao and J. Chen, 1995. Pseudochromis striatus, a new species of pseudochromine dottyback from Taiwan and the northern Philippines (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 21(3-4):79-82. (Ref. 12715)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.2 - 25.5, mean 24.9 (based on 16 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00187 - 0.01281), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .