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Pseudochromis socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2011

Socotra Dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  socotraensis: The specific epithet refers to the known distribution of the species (Ref. 88695).  More on authors: Gill & Zajonz.

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 29 m (Ref. 88695).   Tropical

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Indian Ocean: Socotra Archipelago, Abd al-Kuri Island (Ref. 88695).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88695)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-31; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 18 - 20. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D III,29-31; A III,18-20; 41-47 scales in lateral series; anterior lateral-line scales 29-36; two bright blue to turquoise stripes on head with conspicuous black pigmentation around upper laterosensory pores; colour of body and fins generally dark grey to black (Ref. 88695).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species is collected mainly from coral dominated communities including those by Millepora, Acropora and Porites; also in a mixed soft and hard coral community on large rock boulders. Other visiual records were done in areas dominated by Galaxea, and encrusting and massive Agariciidae, Pectiniidae and Musside, and at the few fringing reef sites. The species was also sighted on relict reef or spur and groove with mixed macroalgae and hard coral communities, and on mixed macroalgae and/or sparse hard coral communities on rock platform (Ref. 88695).

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Gill, A.C. and U. Zajonz, 2011. Pseudochromine and pseudoplesiopine dottyback fishes from the Socotra Archipelago, Indian Ocean, with descriptions of two new species of Pseudochromis Rüppell (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Zootaxa 3106:1-23. (Ref. 88695)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 20 July 2017

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00241 - 0.01439), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±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) .