Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Cypho: Greek, kypho = curved (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 37748), usually 5 - 35 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical
Western Pacific: Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea to Tonga.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)
soft rays: 13 - 15. Lower lip either uninterrupted at symphysis or with weak interruption only. Caudal fin rounded; upper part with 6 (5-7) procurrent rays and 8 principal rays. Lateral line with anterodorsal series of 23 - 32 (usually 25 - 29) tubed scales extending from gill opening, and a peduncular series of 3 - 9 (usually 5 - 7) tubed scales. Dorsal and anal fins without distinct scaly sheaths (Ref. 37748).
A cryptic species found in or near holes of coral and rock reefs, occurring on tide pools, lagoonal reefs, and reef slopes (Ref. 9710, 37748). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 28.7, mean 27.4 °C (based on 268 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00192 - 0.01311), 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
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .