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Cypho purpurascens  (De Vis, 1884)

Oblique-lined dottyback
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Cypho: Greek, kypho = curved (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 37748), usually 5 - 35 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 22°C - 24°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea to Tonga.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-24; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13 - 15. Lower lip either uninterrupted at symphysis or with weak interruption only. Caudal fin rounded; upper part with 6 (5-7) procurrent rays and 8 principal rays. Lateral line with anterodorsal series of 23 - 32 (usually 25 - 29) tubed scales extending from gill opening, and a peduncular series of 3 - 9 (usually 5 - 7) tubed scales. Dorsal and anal fins without distinct scaly sheaths (Ref. 37748).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A cryptic species found in or near holes of coral and rock reefs, occurring on tide pools, lagoonal reefs, and reef slopes (Ref. 9710, 37748). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).

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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. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00188 - 0.01275), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .