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Pseudochromis punctatus Kotthaus, 1970

Blackback 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: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  punctatus: Name from Latin 'punctum' for dot; referring to the dorsal- and anal-fin coloration (Ref. 81967).

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 65 m (Ref. 81967).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Somalia and Juzor al Hallaniyat (Kuria Muria Islands), Western Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished from its congeners by having the following characters: head and body grey to black dorsally; brownish yellow to pale pink or whitish ventrally, the 2 separated by a yellow stripe; dorsal and anal fins with dark brown to black spots; 26 segmented dorsal-fin rays and 15 for anal-fin rays; 17-19 (usually 18) pectoral-fin rays; horizontal scale rows above anal-fin origin 12-14 + 1 + 2-3 = 16-18; anterior lateral line scales 32-35; posterior 5-11 + 0-2; predorsal scales 16-20 (Ref. 81967, 11441).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.2 - 27.9, mean 26.7 (based on 76 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .