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); rutilus: Name from Latin, meaning reddish gold; refers to the purplish red and yellow to gold live coloration. More on authors: Gill, Allen & Erdmann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 65 - 70 m (Ref. 89054). Tropical; 8°S - 9°S, 115°E - 116°E
Indian Ocean: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89054)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14. A species of Pseudochromis with the following combination of characters: dorsal-fin rays III,26; anal-fin rays III,14; circumpeduncular scales 16; dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 34.7 % SL; third anal-fin spine 7.1 % SL (Ref. 89054).
Several individuals were observed darting under low, rocky overhangs and larger coral rubble pieces on this current-swept, low-relief slope (Ref. 89054).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M. Erdmann, 2012. Two new dottyback species of the genus Pseudochromis from southern Indonesia (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 3161:53-60. (Ref. 89054)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
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 (12 of 100) .