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); eichleri: Named for Dieter Eichler, who first photographed the species. More on authors: Gill, Allen & Erdmann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 89094), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 89094). Tropical; 12°N - 11°N, 119°E - 120°E
Pacific Ocean : Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89094)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14. This species differs from other pseudochromids in having the following set of characters: D III,24; A III,14; pelvic-fin rays I,5; anterior tip of palatine tooth patch directed medially behind posterolateral arm of vomerine tooth patch; upper part of body with dark (dark grey to black in life) longitudinal stripe, extending horizontally to or towards caudal-fin base; scales in lateral series 41-45; circumpeduncular scales 22-23 (Ref. 89094).
Occurs in rubble habitats in low rocky outcrops or with low coral heads. Also photographed at 5 m depth in an open area with sand and some isolated corals and rocks (Ref. 89094). Solitary (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M. Erdmann, 2012. Two new species of striped Pseudochromis from the Philippine Islands and Indonesia, with a redescription of P. colei (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 3165:25-38. (Ref. 89094)
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
): 25.2 - 28.6, mean 26.9 (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
): 3.5 ±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) .