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Pseudoplesiops wassi Gill & Edwards, 2003

Fleckfin dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudoplesiopinae
Etymology: Pseudoplesiops: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, plesios = near (Ref. 45335);  wassi: Named for R.C. Wass, who first reported on the species, in recognition of his important contribution to our knowledge of South-West Pacfic fishes (Ref. 50540).  More on authors: Gill & Edwards.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 60 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical

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Pacific Ocean: Micronesia and Australia to American Samoa.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50540)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-29; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 16 - 18. Caudal fin rounded or truncate to slightly emarginate (Ref. 50540).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rock and coral reef habitats, including surge channels, reef slopes and drop-offs (Ref. 50540). Cryptic and seldom seen (Ref 90102).

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Gill, A.C. and A.J. Edwards, 2003. Pseudoplesiops wassi, a new species of dottyback fish (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae: Pseudopleiopinae) from the West Pacific. Zootaxa 291:1-7. (Ref. 50540)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 10 March 2015

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): 26.1 - 28.9, mean 27.8 (based on 230 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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) .