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); fuligifinis: noun in apposition (Ref. 88961). More on authors: Gill & Williams.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 33 m (Ref. 88961). Tropical; 14°N - 12°N, 120°E - 122°E
Indo-Pacific. Philippines. Known only from Verde Island, west coast of Mindoro and Apo Reef in the Philippines. It was collected from coral reef slopes and dropoffs at depths as deep as 33 m (Ref. 88961).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88961)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14 - 15. Pseudochromis fuligifinis is distinguished from congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays III,25–26, with last 2–9 rays unbranched; anal-fin rays III,14–15 (usually III,15); circumpeduncular scales 16; dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 23.4–25.9 % SL; horizontal scale rows below anterior lateral line 11–13; and caudal fin with sub-basal dark grey to black half-moon shaped marking on the caudal fin, with distal portion of fin posterior to dark spot and to distal tips of elongated dorsal and ventral lobes of fin sooty black (Ref. 88961).
Found in coral reef slopes and dropoffs to 33 m (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and J.T. Williams, 2011. Description of two new species of Pseudochrominae from northern Palawan and Mindoro, Philippine Islands (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 3140:49-59. (Ref. 88961)
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 - 28.6, mean 28 (based on 2 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
): 3.2 ±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 (10 of 100) .