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.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 65 m (Ref. 30874), usually 0 - 20 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Indo-Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean to central Pacific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300), in crevices near drop-offs (Ref. 8631, 48635). Also found in caves (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 506 p. (Ref. 2334)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.9 - 29, mean 27.8 °C (based on 484 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.6 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 (14 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 179 [99, 380] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.853 [0.501, 1.466] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.8 [17.7, 19.8] % ; Omega3 = 0.131 [0.074, 0.234] g/100g ; Selenium = 27.5 [13.4, 55.5] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 136 [47, 368] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.97 [1.31, 2.94] mg/100g (wet weight);