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); jace: Named for the four children of Lisa and Michael Anderson, using the first letter of each of their names; noun in apposition. More on authors: Allen, Gill & Erdmann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 38 - 52 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical; 3°S - 5°S, 134°E - 135°E
Western Pacific: New Guinea, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74964)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D III,26, all segmented rays branched; A III,15; 30-34 scales in lateral series; 18-20 circumpeduncular scales; gill rakers 6 + 13; teeth of outer ceratobranchial-1 gill rakers well developed on raker tips only; rounded caudal fin with pointed tip; basal one-fifth to one-third of dorsal fin with dark stripe. The new species appears to be closely related to P. pictus (Alor, Indonesian) and P. reticulatus (off NW coast of Australia); where the 3 have similar preserved and probably live coloration (unknown for P. reticulatus), similar morphometric and meristic values, and share an unusual rounded caudal fin with a pointed tip. P. reticulatus
is distinctive in having only 16 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 18-20 in P. jace, and 20 in P. pictus (Ref. 74964).
Observed on rubble slopes at depths of 38 to 52 m; solitarily or in pairs around isolated rock-coral outcrops on otherwise low-profile sand/rubble bottoms (Ref. 74964).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., A.C. Gill and M.V. Erdmann, 2008. A new species of Pseudochromis (Pisces:Psuedochromidae) from Papua Barat Province, Indonesia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 13(3-4):155-162. (Ref. 74964)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
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 (14 of 100) .