Pseudochromis stellatus, Greenhead dottyback

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Pseudochromis stellatus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2017

Greenhead dottyback
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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);  stellatus: Name from Latin meaning starry or starred, referring to the yellow spots on the upper part of the body (name selected by high school students as part of a science activity in the Macleay Museum).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 55 - 70 m (Ref. 118104), usually - m (Ref. ).   Tropical; 0°C -

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Western Pacific: Indonesia (West Papua) and possibly the Philippines.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118104)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15; Vertebrae: 26. his species is distinguished from by the following set of characters: D III,24-26 (usually III,26); A III,15; pectoral-fin rays 18-19 (usually 18); scales in lateral series 36-38; circumpeduncular scales 16; caudal fin pointed (rounded with middle rays extended to form slight to obvious point); dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 31.8-33.5 % SL (Ref. 118104).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species was ollected in 55-62 m and observed to at least 70 m depth. It is found on deep reef slopes with gentle incline but exposed to strong currents and generally found in association with small gorgonian sea fans or low-growing barrel sponges (Ref. 118104).

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Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen and M.V. Erdmann, 2017. Pseudochromis stellatus, a new species of dottyback from Indonesia (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 4338(2):333-340. (Ref. 118104)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00431 - 0.03057), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .