Pseudochromis fridmani Klausewitz, 1968
Orchid dottyback
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  6.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 60 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from the Red Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Usually on vertical rock faces or beneath overhangs, taking refuge in small holes. Generally common (Ref. 9710). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35411).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.01.95
Modified by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 10.08.00

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