Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudoplesiopinae
Etymology: Lubbockichthys: After Roger Lubbrock, Cambridge University; he died in Brazil in a car accident in 1981. He described and discovered many species in the Rea Sea in 1970 and early 80´s; myersi: Named for Robert F, Myers. More on authors: Gill & Edwards.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 20 - 40 m (Ref. 76877), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Guam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 76877)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15;
Vertebrae: 32. This species is distinguished from its congeners in having a very slender body, with greatest body depth 15.8 % SL and depth at dorsal-fin origin 15.3 % SL). It also has a higher number of vertebrae (14 + 18) (Ref. 76877).
The species was observed (by R. Myers) to hover within half a meter of the side of the cave (the cave with a large chimney with 3-4 m opening in a shelf about 20 m, and a large opening in the adjacent wall from about 36 to at least 50 m). Seeks refuge (darts) into a hole when approached within 2-3 meters (Ref. 76877).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and A.J. Edwards, 2006. Lubbockichthys myersi, a new species of dottyback fish from Guam (Pseudochromidae: Pseudoplesiopinae). Zootaxa 1320:43-48. (Ref. 76877)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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) .