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Pseudogramma gregoryi  (Breder, 1927)

Reef bass
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Grammistinae
Etymology: Pseudogramma: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 61 m (Ref. 27020).   Tropical; 32°N -

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Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida in USA and Bahamas to northern South America. Also Antilles and Yucatan (Ref. 26938).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-19; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 14 - 16; Vertebrae: 26. Live adults dark reddish brown with pale reddish blotches; opercular spot black. Side of lips with a dark-edged whitish bar. Dark red dots extending posteriorly from the eye absent. Adults with a broad-based, slender, triangular, dermal flap dorsally on eye. A pair of large pores in interorbital space, one on each side close to the edge of the orbit; a small median pore posteriorly in interorbital space. Tubular anterior nostril when laid back slightly more than half distance to posterior nostril; when projecting forward, about 1/4 distance from edge of snout to edge of orbit, just reaching groove at base of upper lip. Second lateral line not fully developed. Longitudinal scale series 42-46.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits areas with live coral. Common in rubble but secretive (Ref. 9710). Feeds on crustaceans and polychaetes (Ref. 27020).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and C.C. Baldwin, 1997. Revision of the serranid fishes of the subtribe Pseudogrammina, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (26):56 p. (Ref. 27020)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.5 - 28, mean 27.2 (based on 232 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00447 - 0.02949), b=3.06 (2.84 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .