Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Aulopiformes
(Grinners) > Pseudotrichonotidae
(Sand diving lizardfishes)
Etymology: Pseudotrichonotus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, thrix, -ichos = hair + Greek,noton = back (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 40 - 70 m (Ref. 118515). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118515)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: D 32-33; A 13-14; pectoral rays usually 11, most of the middle rays are branched; total caudal-fin ray elements 32; dorsal-fin origin slightly behind the pelvic-fin origin, its predorsal length 37.3-38.0% SL; pelvic fins are long and filamentous, 37.5-40.9% SL, the first and seventh rays unbranched; colour in life is translucent pinkish with blue-margined, yellow mid-lateral stripe, about seven, there are pupil-sized red spots from opercle to caudal-fin base, a broad pinkish saddles across dorsum of head and back, a prominent black marking encompassing all or distal portion of first three dorsal-fin membranes (Ref. 118515).
Found on sandy bottoms, usually in areas of cool upwelling (Ref. 118515).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann, S.R. Suharti and A. Sianipar, 2017. Pseudotrichonotus caeruleoflavus, a new species of reef fish from Indonesia (Teleostei: Aulopiformes: Pseudotrichonotidae). aqua, International Journal of Ichthyol. 23(1):1-10. (Ref. 118515)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 3.3 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .