Syntype(s) QM I.1351 (FMNH 17340 designated as neotype by Grey, M. 1947. Catalogue of type specimens of fishes in Chicago Natural History Museum.
(3): 109–205, but that designation is invalid, see Gill, A.C. 2004. Revision of the Indo-Pacific dottyback fish subfamily Pseudochrominae (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae).
Smithiana, Publication in Aquatic Biodiversity, Monographs
: 1-213 ), South Seas.
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: 13 - 15. Lower lip either uninterrupted at symphysis or with weak interruption only. Caudal fin rounded; upper part with 6 (5-7) procurrent rays and 8 principal rays. Lateral line with anterodorsal series of 23 - 32 (usually 25 - 29) tubed scales extending from gill opening, and a peduncular series of 3 - 9 (usually 5 - 7) tubed scales. Dorsal and anal fins without distinct scaly sheaths (Ref.
A cryptic species found in or near holes of coral and rock reefs, occurring on tide pools, lagoonal reefs, and reef slopes (Ref.
). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Preferred temperature (Ref.
): 24.6 - 28.7, mean 27.4 (based on 268 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref.
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00190 - 0.01264), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .
Torres, Armi G.
Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei
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