Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); lugubris: Named for its sombre coloration and the tear-like marking beneath the eye; Latin name meaning mournful. More on authors: Gill & Allen.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 6 - 15 m (Ref. 56434). Tropical
Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14. This species is diagnosed by the following characters: D III,26-27; A III,14; lateral line scales 48-50; caudal fin is truncate to emarginate, and sometimes weakly trifurcate (Ref. 56434).
Collected from reef caves, reef overhangs and slopes (Ref. 56434).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and G.R. Allen, 2004. Pseudochromis lugubris and P. tonozukai, two new dottyback fish species from the Indo-Australian Archipelago (perciformes: Pseudochromidae: Pseudochrominae. Zootaxa 604:1-12. (Ref. 56434)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.4 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 142 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00194 - 0.01293), 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 (15 of 100) .