Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); andamanensis: Named for its type locality, Andamen Sea.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 35 m (Ref. 81967). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: eastern Andaman Sea, Indonesia and North West Shelf of Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)
soft rays: 13 - 15. This species distinguished by the following characters: 22-25 (usually 24) segmented dorsal-fin rays; 13-15 (usually 14) segmented anal fin rays; 16 circumpeduncular scales; second anal-fin spine much stouter than the third; a distinct bright yellow to orange stripe or series of spots along the base of the dorsal fin (when preserved pale grey to pale brown) (Ref. 81967).
Inhabits coral areas and is relatively common (Ref. 26137). Also found in coastal, lagoon and exposed seaward reefs (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lubbock, R., 1980. Five new basslets of the genus Pseudochromis (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae) from the Indo-Australian archipelago. Rev. Suisse Zool. 87(3):821-834. (Ref. 26137)
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
): 26.7 - 29.3, mean 28.7 °C (based on 1953 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00191 - 0.01317), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±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 (13 of 100) .