Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 68964), usually 1 - 20 m (Ref. 27115). Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 27115)
Indian Ocean: Aldabra, Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441)
A cryptic species, quick to take shelter. Found on offshore coral and rocky reefs from shallow depths down to about 25m (Ref. 68964). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35413).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bi-directional sex change has been confirmed for this species (Ref. 103751).
Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. (Ref. 11441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00441 - 0.02989), b=3.01 (2.79 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 352 [201, 606] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.22 [0.72, 2.08] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.5 [17.7, 19.3] % ; Omega3 = 0.304 [0.184, 0.513] g/100g ; Selenium = 51.1 [25.9, 94.3] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 30 [12, 70] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.62 [1.14, 2.30] mg/100g (wet weight);