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Manonichthys paranox  (Lubbock & Goldman, 1976)

Midnight dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Manonichthys: Name is a combination of Greek manon which is a kind of sponge, and ichthys for fish, referring to the sponge-dwelling behaviour of the species under this genus..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 40 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Vietnam (Ref. 081967), Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-31; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16 - 18.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Found in or near holes or among corals. Mimics the angelfish Centropyge nox (Ref. 9710). Also found in coral and rocky reefs on slopes and drop-offs, usually solitary (Ref 90102).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.1 - 28.8, mean 27.5 (based on 64 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.6   ±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) .