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Amsichthys knighti (Allen, 1987)
BUGEYE DOTTYBACK
Bug-eyed Dottyback; Pseudoplesiops knighti Allen, 1987

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Amsichthys knighti (Allen , 1987)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudoplesiopinae

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

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 30 m (Ref. 90102 ).   Tropical

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Western Pacific: Philippines (Ref. 48613 ) to northern Australia (including Western Australia) and Papua New Guinea to Solomon Islands (Ref. 90102 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 23-24; Anal spines : 1-2; Anal soft rays : 13 - 15.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal reef slopes amongst algae boulder habitat to about 20 m depth (Ref. 48635 ); also inhabits inshore reefs (Ref. 7300 ). Cryptic and seen with the use of collecting chemicals (Ref 90102).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley , 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 10 March 2015

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

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.4 - 29, mean 28 (based on 268 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .

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