Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Randall & Stanaland.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 68964), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden and southeastern Arabian Peninsula, and from the Persian Gulf east to Pakistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
Collected from tidal pools and coral and rock reefs; associated with live and dead branching corals (e.g. Acropora and Pocillopora) (Ref. 12720).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and J.K.L. Mee, 1993. Notes on dottyback fishes of the genus Pseudochromis of Oman, with description of a new species (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 20(2):53-60. (Ref. 12720)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.4 - 29.2, mean 27.6 °C (based on 436 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00431 - 0.03057), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .