Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Labridae
(Wrasses) > Corinae
Etymology: Pseudocoris: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, kore = pupil (Ref. 45335); aequalis: Name from Latin meaning equal or uniform, refers to the near-uniform height of the dorsal fin of the terminal male, differentiating this species from its congeners. More on authors: Randall & Walsh.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 8 - 15 m (Ref. 75622). Tropical
Western Pacific: Coral Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75622)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished by the following: D IX, 12; A III, 12; pectoral rays 13; lateral-line scales 75-78; gill rakers 5-6 + 12-14; body depth 3.6-4.35 in SL; dorsal fin of terminal male not elevated anteriorly; truncate to slightly emarginate caudal fin; fin length 1.45-1.65 in HL; color of initial phase gray-brown with a dark brown stripe from behind eye, twice as broad as orbit, narrowing to less than orbit diameter anteriorly on caudal peduncle, then expanding to a large triangle twice orbit diameter in height on base of caudal fin; upper and lower edges of caudal fin broadly dusky; remaining fins translucent; terminal male more melanistic, the dark stripe obscure, the caudal lobes as dark as base of fin; dorsal fin dark brown with narrow pale margin, grading to dusky on about posterior fourth of fin (Ref. 75622).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Randall, J.E. and F. Walsh, 2008. A pictorial review of the Indo-Pacific labrid fish genus Pseudocoris, with description of a new species from the Coral Sea. Aqua: 14(2). (Ref. 75622)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00516 - 0.02226), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 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 (24 of 100) .