Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudoplesiopinae
Etymology: Pseudoplesiops: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, plesios = near (Ref. 45335). More on author: Schultz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 90102), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 25°N - 24°S
Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to Samoa, north the Yaeyama Islands (Ryukyu Islands), south to northwestern Australia and the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in inshore reefs and in caves with rich invertebrate growth in walls (Ref. 48635); feeds on benthic invertebrates (Ref. 1602). Cryptic and seldom seen (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)
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
): 25.5 - 29.3, mean 28.4 °C (based on 2531 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 395 [186, 971] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.16 [0.64, 2.27] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.3, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.156 [0.075, 0.333] g/100g ; Selenium = 20.5 [8.1, 48.7] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 226 [65, 766] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.75 [1.66, 4.53] mg/100g (wet weight);