North West Cape (21º58´S) to Scott Reef (14º04´S), WA and from Cobourg Peninsula, NT (11º00´S) and Cape York to Morton Bay, QLD (27º25´S); tropical, east-Indo-west Pacific.
Timor Province (2), Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)
The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Body moderately deep to deep; distance from dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 30 to 36% standard length. Dorsal fin with III relatively stout spines and 26 or 27 rays; anal fin with III stout spines and 14 rays; caudal fin rounded to truncate or emarginate. Lateral line disjunct, consisting of an anterodorsal series of 25 to 33 tubed scales, and a peduncular series of 6 to 11 tubed scales. Body bright yellow to dark grey, usually with blue spots on nape and at least anterior part of body; upper part of body and dorsal fin sometimes abruptly yellow; caudal peduncle and fin sometimes abruptly pale.
Found among corals of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs. Also found in crevices and ledges. Usually found in association with branching corals.
Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Sri Lanka east to Vanuatu; north to at least Hong Kong and the Ryukyu Islands; south to the central coast of Western Australia and the southern Great Barrier Reef. It is found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan.
Sometimes enters the aquarium fish trade. Has been reared in captivity.
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref.
Name from Latin meaning dark or dusky, referring to the dark colour form of the species.
More on authors:
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref.
), usually 3 - 25 m (Ref.
). Tropical; 26°N - 24°S
Found among corals of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs (Ref.
). Also found in crevices and ledges. Usually found in association with branching corals (e.g.
). Sometimes enters the aquarium fish trade (Ref.
). Has been reared in captivity (Ref.
). Solitary (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 25.3 - 29, mean 28 (based on 704 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00194 - 0.01293), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref.
Trophic Level (Ref.
): 3.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 1.1 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Capuli, Estelita Emily
Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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