Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Anisochrominae
Etymology: Anisochromis: Greek, anisos = unequal + Greek, chromis = a marine fish without identification, dealing with perch; cited by Plinius (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 11 m (Ref. 42958). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Indian Ocean: Saint Brandon's Shoals.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42958)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 17 - 19. Dorsal fin of males generally dusky when preserved, the large dark spot absent on anterior part of fin. Caudal vertebrae, 23-25 (usually 24). Anterior lateral line scales 32-39, usually 33-37. Posterior interorbital pores 1-2; total parietal pores 14-30, usually more than 30 (Ref. 42958).
Apparently living in corals with surfaces composed of tiny finger-like projections (Ref. 42958).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bi-directional sex change has been proposed for this species though histological analysis of more specimens is needed for confirmation (Ref. 103751).
Gill, A.C. and R. Fricke, 2001. Revision of the Western Indian ocean fish subfamily Anisochrominae (Perciformes, Pseudochromidae). Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. Lond. (Zool.) 67(2):191-207. (Ref. 42958)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.3 - 28.4, mean 27.5 °C (based on 141 cells).
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
): 3.6 ±0.58 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .