Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudoplesiopinae
Etymology: Chlidichthys: Greek, chlidos, -eos, ous = collar, bracelet, adornment + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Gill & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 30 m (Ref. 12718), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Western Indian Ocean: southern Oman and Socotra Archi.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12718); 3.8 cm SL (female)
Collected from rocky bottom, near sand and rubble (Ref. 12718) and apparently has preference for deeper habitats (15-30 m), at lower reef slopes and bases (Ref. 88695).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and J.E. Randall, 1994. Chlidichthys cacatuoides, a new species of pseudoplesiopine dottyback from southern Oman, with a diagnosis of the genus Chlidichthys Smith, and a new record of Pseudochromis punctatus Kotthaus from Oman (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 21(1-2):11-18. (Ref. 12718)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .