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Family: Pseudochromidae Dottybacks



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Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Amsichthys knighti (Allen, 1987)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Amsichthys knighti
[Bugeye dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm TL
Anisochromis kenyae Smith, 1954

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Anisochromis kenyae
[Annie]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Anisochromis mascarenensis
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Anisochromis straussi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Assiculoides desmonotus
[Bondfin dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Assiculus punctatus Richardson, 1846

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Assiculus punctatus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Blennodesmus scapularis
[Ocellate eel blenny]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys abruptus
[St Brandon's dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Chlidichthys auratus Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys auratus
[Golden dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Chlidichthys bibulus (Smith, 1954)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys bibulus
[Nosey dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys cacatuoides
[Cockatoo dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Chlidichthys chagosensis Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Chlidichthys chagosensis
[Chagos dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Chlidichthys clibanarius Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Chlidichthys clibanarius
[Chainmail dottyback]

Photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Chlidichthys foudioides Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB
 
Chlidichthys foudioides
[Fody dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Chlidichthys inornatus Lubbock, 1976

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys inornatus
[]

Photo by Koch, R.J.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri Smith, 1953

Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri
[Cerise dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Chlidichthys pembae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Chlidichthys randalli Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys randalli
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean

Chlidichthys rubiceps Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys rubiceps
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Chlidichthys smithae Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys smithae
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12.9 cm SL
Congrogadus amplimaculatus (Winterbottom, 1980)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Congrogadus amplimaculatus
[Largespot eel blenny]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Congrogadus hierichthys Jordan & Richardson, 1908

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Congrogadus hierichthys
[Sulu eelblenny]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Congrogadus malayanus
[Malayan eel blenny]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Congrogadus spinifer (Borodin, 1933)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Congrogadus spinifer
[Spiny eel-blenny]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Congrogadus subducens (Richardson, 1843)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Congrogadus subducens
[Carpet eel-blenny]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Congrogadus winterbottomi
[Pilbara eelblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Cypho purpurascens (De Vis, 1884)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cypho purpurascens
[Oblique-lined dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Cypho zaps Gill, 2004

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Cypho zaps
[Checkered dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm TL
Halidesmus coccus Winterbottom & Randall, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halidesmus coccus
[Rooster snakelet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Halidesmus polytretus
[]

Photo by SFSA

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Halidesmus scapularis Günther, 1872

Photo by SFSA
 
Halidesmus scapularis
[Snakelet]

Photo by Gill, A.C.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Halidesmus socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2003

Photo by Gill, A.C.
 
Halidesmus socotraensis
[Socotran snakelet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13.2 cm SL
Halidesmus thomaseni (Nielsen, 1961)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halidesmus thomaseni
[Thomasen's snakelet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Halimuraena hexagonata
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Halimuraena lepopareia
[]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Halimuraena shakai Winterbottom, 1978

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Halimuraena shakai
[Zulu snakelet]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Halimuraenoides isostigma
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Haliophis aethiopus Winterbottom, 1985

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Haliophis aethiopus
[Bali eelblenny]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Haliophis diademus Winterbottom & Randall, 1994

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Haliophis diademus
[Stars-and-stripes snakelet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.5 cm TL
Haliophis guttatus (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Haliophis guttatus
[African eel blenny]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 16.7 cm TL
Labracinus atrofasciatus (Herre, 1933)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Labracinus atrofasciatus
[Blackbarred dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Labracinus cyclophthalmus (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Labracinus cyclophthalmus
[Fire-tail devil]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Labracinus lineatus (Castelnau, 1875)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Labracinus lineatus
[Lined dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Lubbockichthys multisquamatus (Allen, 1987)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lubbockichthys multisquamatus
[Fine-scaled dottyback]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Lubbockichthys myersi
[]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.3 cm TL
Lubbockichthys tanakai Gill & Senou, 2002

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Lubbockichthys tanakai
[Tanaka's dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Manonichthys alleni Gill, 2004

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Manonichthys alleni
[Sabah dottyback]

Photo by Allen, M

Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Manonichthys jamali Allen & Erdmann, 2007

Photo by Allen, M
 
Manonichthys jamali
[Jamal's dottyback]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.6 cm TL

 
Manonichthys paranox
[Midnight dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Manonichthys polynemus (Fowler, 1931)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Manonichthys polynemus
[Longfin dottyback]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Manonichthys scintilla Gill & Williams, 2011

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Manonichthys scintilla
[Sparkfin Dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Manonichthys splendens (Fowler, 1931)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Manonichthys splendens
[Splendid dottyback]

Photo by Gill, A.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Manonichthys winterbottomi Gill, 2004

Photo by Gill, A.C.
 
Manonichthys winterbottomi
[False midnight dottyback]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Natalichthys leptus Winterbottom, 1980

Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys leptus
[Pencil snakelet]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Natalichthys ori Winterbottom, 1980

Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys ori
[Natal snakelet]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Natalichthys sam Winterbottom, 1980

Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys sam
[Nail snakelet]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ogilbyina novaehollandiae (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Ogilbyina novaehollandiae
[Multicolored dottyback]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ogilbyina queenslandiae (Saville-Kent, 1893)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Ogilbyina queenslandiae
[Queensland dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Ogilbyina salvati (Plessis & Fourmanoir, 1966)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ogilbyina salvati
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Oxycercichthys veliferus (Lubbock, 1980)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Oxycercichthys veliferus
[Sailfin dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Pectinochromis lubbocki (Edwards & Randall, 1983)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pectinochromis lubbocki
[]

Photo by Frische, J.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Pholidochromis cerasina Gill & Tanaka, 2004

Photo by Frische, J.
 
Pholidochromis cerasina
[Cherry dottyback]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Pholidochromis marginatus
[Margined dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Pictichromis aurifrons (Lubbock, 1980)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pictichromis aurifrons
[Gold-browed dottyback]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Pictichromis caitlinae Allen, Gill & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Pictichromis caitlinae
[Cenderawasih dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Pictichromis coralensis Gill, 2004

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pictichromis coralensis
[Bicoloured dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Pictichromis diadema (Lubbock & Randall, 1978)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pictichromis diadema
[Diadem dottyback]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Pictichromis dinar
[Dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Pictichromis ephippiata (Gill, Pyle & Earle, 1996)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pictichromis ephippiata
[Saddled dottyback]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pictichromis paccagnellae (Axelrod, 1973)

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Pictichromis paccagnellae
[Royal dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Pictichromis porphyrea (Lubbock & Goldman, 1974)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pictichromis porphyrea
[Magenta dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pseudochromis aldabraensis Bauchot-Boutin, 1958

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis aldabraensis
[Orange dottyback]

Photo by Gill, A.C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Pseudochromis alticaudex Gill, 2004

Photo by Gill, A.C.
 
Pseudochromis alticaudex
[Spotbreast dottyback]

Photo by Malaer, P.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Pseudochromis ammeri Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Pseudochromis ammeri
[Raja Ampat Dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pseudochromis andamanensis Lubbock, 1980

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis andamanensis
[Andaman dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Pseudochromis aureolineatus Gill, 2004

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis aureolineatus
[Gold-lined dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Pseudochromis aurulentus Gill & Randall, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis aurulentus
[Yellowlip dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus (Fowler, 1931)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
[Double-striped dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pseudochromis caudalis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis caudalis
[Stripe-tailed dottyback]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis chrysospilus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Pseudochromis coccinicauda (Tickell, 1888)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis coccinicauda
[Yellow-breasted dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Pseudochromis colei Herre, 1933

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis colei
[False Bandit Dottyback]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis cometes
[Commet dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Pseudochromis cyanotaenia Bleeker, 1857

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis cyanotaenia
[Surge dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Pseudochromis dilectus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudochromis dixurus Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis dixurus
[Forktail dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudochromis dutoiti Smith, 1955

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis dutoiti
[Dutoiti]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Pseudochromis eichleri Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Pseudochromis eichleri
[Eichler’s Dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Pseudochromis elongatus Lubbock, 1980

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis elongatus
[Elongate dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL
Pseudochromis erdmanni Gill & Allen, 2011

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis erdmanni
[Erdmann’s Dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Pseudochromis flammicauda Lubbock & Goldman, 1976

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis flammicauda
[Firetail dottyback]

Photo by JJPhoto

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm TL
Pseudochromis flavivertex Rüppell, 1835

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudochromis flavivertex
[Sunrise dottyback]

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Pseudochromis flavopunctatus Gill & Randall, 1998

Photo by Erdmann, M.V.
 
Pseudochromis flavopunctatus
[Yellow-spotted dottyback]

Photo by Gill, A.C.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 5.3 cm TL
Pseudochromis fowleri Herre, 1934

Photo by Gill, A.C.
 
Pseudochromis fowleri
[Philippines dottyback]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Pseudochromis fridmani Klausewitz, 1968

Photo by Field, R.
 
Pseudochromis fridmani
[Orchid dottyback]

Photo by Williams, J.T.

Indo-Pacific. Philippines
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Pseudochromis fuligifinis Gill & Williams, 2011

Photo by Williams, J.T.
 
Pseudochromis fuligifinis
[Soot-tail Dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pseudochromis fuscus Müller & Troschel, 1849

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis fuscus
[Brown dottyback]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis howsoni
[Howson's dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Pseudochromis jace Allen, Gill & Erdmann, 2008

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis jace
[Zippered dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Pseudochromis jamesi Schultz, 1943

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis jamesi
[Spot-tailed dottyback]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis kolythrus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Pseudochromis kristinae Gill, 2004

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis kristinae
[Lipstick dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudochromis leucorhynchus Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis leucorhynchus
[White-nosed dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.1 cm TL
Pseudochromis linda Randall & Stanaland, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis linda
[Yellowtail dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 6.3 cm TL
Pseudochromis litus Gill & Randall, 1998

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis litus
[Plain dottyback]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis lugubris
[Mournful dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Pseudochromis luteus Aoyagi, 1943

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis luteus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis madagascariensis
[Madagascan dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Pseudochromis magnificus
[Magnificent dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pseudochromis marshallensis Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis marshallensis
[Marshall Is. dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indonesia
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Pseudochromis matahari Gill, Erdmann & Allen, 2009

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis matahari
[Sunburst Dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Pseudochromis melanurus Gill, 2004

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis melanurus
[Blacktail dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pseudochromis melas Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis melas
[Dark dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Pseudochromis mooii Gill, 2004

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis mooii
[Mooi's dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pseudochromis moorei Fowler, 1931

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis moorei
[Jaguar dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis natalensis
[Natal dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudochromis nigrovittatus Boulenger, 1897

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis nigrovittatus
[Blackstripe dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Pseudochromis oligochrysus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis oligochrysus
[Gold-ring Dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pseudochromis olivaceus Rüppell, 1835

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis olivaceus
[Olive dottyback]

Photo by Field, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Pseudochromis omanensis Gill & Mee, 1993

Photo by Field, R.
 
Pseudochromis omanensis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.4 cm TL
Pseudochromis persicus Murray, 1887

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis persicus
[Bluespotted dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pseudochromis perspicillatus Günther, 1862

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis perspicillatus
[Southeast Asian blackstripe dottyback]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pseudochromis pesi Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Pseudochromis pesi
[Pale dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 8.3 cm TL
Pseudochromis pictus Gill & Randall, 1998

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis pictus
[Painted dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis punctatus
[Blackback dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pseudochromis pylei Randall & McCosker, 1989

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis pylei
[Pyle's dottyback]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Pseudochromis quinquedentatus McCulloch, 1926

Photo by CSIRO
 
Pseudochromis quinquedentatus
[Spiny dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pseudochromis ransonneti Steindachner, 1870

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis ransonneti
[Karimunjawa dottyback]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis reticulatus
[Reticulate dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Pseudochromis rutilus Gill, Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis rutilus
[Red-gold Dottyback]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pseudochromis sankeyi Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Pseudochromis sankeyi
[Striped dottyback]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis socotraensis
[Socotra Dottyback]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Pseudochromis springeri Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Pseudochromis springeri
[Blue-striped dottyback]

Photo by Fenner, R.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pseudochromis steenei Gill & Randall, 1992

Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Pseudochromis steenei
[Lyretail dottyback]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL
Pseudochromis striatus Gill, Shao & Chen, 1995

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Pseudochromis striatus
[Striated dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL
Pseudochromis tapeinosoma Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis tapeinosoma
[Blackmargin dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis tauberae
[Lightheaded dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Indian Ocean, And
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Pseudochromis tigrinus Allen & Erdmann, 2012

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis tigrinus
[Tiger dottyback]

Photo by Tonozuka, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Pseudochromis tonozukai Gill & Allen, 2004

Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Pseudochromis tonozukai
[Spot-stripe dottyback]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Pseudochromis viridis Gill & Allen, 1996

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis viridis
[Green dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pseudochromis wilsoni (Whitley, 1929)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis wilsoni
[Yellowfin dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Western Pacific.
Max. Length 3.7 cm TL
Pseudoplesiops annae (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudoplesiops annae
[Anna's dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Pseudoplesiops collare Gill, Randall & Edwards, 1991

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudoplesiops collare
[Collared dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Pseudoplesiops howensis Allen, 1987

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudoplesiops howensis
[Lord Howe Dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Pseudoplesiops immaculatus Gill & Edwards, 2002

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudoplesiops immaculatus
[Immaculate dottyback]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean

Pseudoplesiops occidentalis Gill & Edwards, 2002

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudoplesiops occidentalis
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Pseudoplesiops revellei Schultz, 1953

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudoplesiops revellei
[Bearded dottyback]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Pseudoplesiops rosae Schultz, 1943

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudoplesiops rosae
[Rose Island basslet]

Photo by Tanaka, H.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL
Pseudoplesiops typus Bleeker, 1858

Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Pseudoplesiops typus
[Hidden basslet]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Pseudoplesiops wassi Gill & Edwards, 2003

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudoplesiops wassi
[Fleckfin dottyback]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Rusichthys explicitus
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Rusichthys plesiomorphus
[]
152 Species of Family Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1987 Amsichthys knighti Bugeye dottyback Western Pacific 4.5 TL
1954 Anisochromis kenyae Annie Western Indian Ocean 3.1 TL
2001 Anisochromis mascarenensis Western Indian Ocean. 2.5 SL
1977 Anisochromis straussi Western Indian Ocean 2.8 SL
1997 Assiculoides desmonotus Bondfin dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean
1846 Assiculus punctatus Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1872 Blennodesmus scapularis Ocellate eel blenny Western Central Pacific 8.9 SL
1977 Chlidichthys abruptus St Brandon's dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4.7 SL
1975 Chlidichthys auratus Golden dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.9 SL
1954 Chlidichthys bibulus Nosey dottyback Western Indian Ocean 6.1 TL
1994 Chlidichthys cacatuoides Cockatoo dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.8 SL
2004 Chlidichthys chagosensis Chagos dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.1 SL
2004 Chlidichthys clibanarius Chainmail dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4.2 SL
2004 Chlidichthys foudioides Fody dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4 SL
1976 Chlidichthys inornatus Western Indian Ocean 3.9 SL
1953 Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri Cerise dottyback Western Indian Ocean 6 TL
1954 Chlidichthys pembae Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1977 Chlidichthys randalli Western Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1975 Chlidichthys rubiceps Western Indian Ocean
1977 Chlidichthys smithae Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL
1980 Congrogadus amplimaculatus Largespot eel blenny Western Pacific 12.9 SL
1908 Congrogadus hierichthys Sulu eelblenny Western Pacific 16 SL
1909 Congrogadus malayanus Malayan eel blenny Western Pacific 7.1 SL
1933 Congrogadus spinifer Spiny eel-blenny Eastern Indian Ocean 13 TL
1843 Congrogadus subducens Carpet eel-blenny Indo-West Pacific 45 TL
2000 Congrogadus winterbottomi Pilbara eelblenny Eastern Indian Ocean 11.9 SL
1884 Cypho purpurascens Oblique-lined dottyback Western Pacific 7.5 TL
2004 Cypho zaps Checkered dottyback Western Pacific 5.1 SL
1994 Halidesmus coccus Rooster snakelet Western Indian Ocean 8.9 TL
1982 Halidesmus polytretus Western Indian Ocean 5.7 SL
1872 Halidesmus scapularis Snakelet Southeast Atlantic 20 TL
2003 Halidesmus socotraensis Socotran snakelet Western Indian Ocean 6.9 SL
1961 Halidesmus thomaseni Thomasen's snakelet Indian Ocean 13.2 SL
1952 Halimuraena hexagonata Western Indian Ocean 6 SL
1980 Halimuraena lepopareia Western Indian Ocean 7.4 SL
1978 Halimuraena shakai Zulu snakelet Western Indian Ocean 6 TL
1985 Halimuraenoides isostigma Western Indian Ocean 11.7 SL
1985 Haliophis aethiopus Bali eelblenny Western Pacific 5 SL
1994 Haliophis diademus Stars-and-stripes snakelet Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1775 Haliophis guttatus African eel blenny Western Indian Ocean 15.5 TL
1933 Labracinus atrofasciatus Blackbarred dottyback Western Central Pacific 16.7 TL
1849 Labracinus cyclophthalmus Fire-tail devil Western Pacific 23.5 TL
1875 Labracinus lineatus Lined dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 25 TL
1987 Lubbockichthys multisquamatus Fine-scaled dottyback Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL
2006 Lubbockichthys myersi Western Pacific 3.9 SL
2002 Lubbockichthys tanakai Tanaka's dottyback Northwest Pacific 5.3 TL
2004 Manonichthys alleni Sabah dottyback Western Pacific 5.1 SL
2007 Manonichthys jamali Jamal's dottyback Western Pacific 10 TL
1976 Manonichthys paranox Midnight dottyback Western Pacific 8.6 TL
1931 Manonichthys polynemus Longfin dottyback Western Pacific 12 TL
2011 Manonichthys scintilla Sparkfin Dottyback Indo-Pacific 3.2 SL
1931 Manonichthys splendens Splendid dottyback Eastern Indo-West Pacific 13 TL
2004 Manonichthys winterbottomi False midnight dottyback Western Pacific 7 SL
1980 Natalichthys leptus Pencil snakelet Western Indian Ocean 7 TL
1980 Natalichthys ori Natal snakelet Western Indian Ocean 7 TL
1980 Natalichthys sam Nail snakelet Western Indian Ocean 5 TL
1879 Ogilbyina novaehollandiae Multicolored dottyback Western Central Pacific 10 TL
1893 Ogilbyina queenslandiae Queensland dottyback Western Central Pacific 15 TL
1966 Ogilbyina salvati Western Central Pacific 5.9 SL
1980 Oxycercichthys veliferus Sailfin dottyback Western Central Pacific 12 TL
1983 Pectinochromis lubbocki Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL
2004 Pholidochromis cerasina Cherry dottyback Western Pacific 4.4 SL
1980 Pholidochromis marginatus Margined dottyback Western Central Pacific 4.9 SL
1980 Pictichromis aurifrons Gold-browed dottyback Western Central Pacific 6.5 SL
2008 Pictichromis caitlinae Cenderawasih dottyback Western Pacific 4.3 SL
2004 Pictichromis coralensis Bicoloured dottyback Southwest Pacific 5.2 SL
1978 Pictichromis diadema Diadem dottyback Western Central Pacific 6.2 TL
2009 Pictichromis dinar Dottyback Western Pacific 4.2 SL
1996 Pictichromis ephippiata Saddled dottyback Western Pacific 4.0 SL
1973 Pictichromis paccagnellae Royal dottyback Western Pacific 7 TL
1974 Pictichromis porphyrea Magenta dottyback Western Pacific 6 TL
1958 Pseudochromis aldabraensis Orange dottyback Indian Ocean 10 TL
2004 Pseudochromis alticaudex Spotbreast dottyback Western Pacific 4.6 SL
2012 Pseudochromis ammeri Raja Ampat Dottyback Pacific Ocean 6.0 SL
1980 Pseudochromis andamanensis Andaman dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 7 TL
2004 Pseudochromis aureolineatus Gold-lined dottyback Western Indian Ocean 7.1 SL
1998 Pseudochromis aurulentus Yellowlip dottyback Western Central Pacific. 6.8 TL
1931 Pseudochromis bitaeniatus Double-striped dottyback Indo-West Pacific 12 TL
1898 Pseudochromis caudalis Stripe-tailed dottyback Indian Ocean 11 TL
2011 Pseudochromis chrysospilus Indian Ocean 5.6 SL
1888 Pseudochromis coccinicauda Yellow-breasted dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.9 SL
1933 Pseudochromis colei False Bandit Dottyback Western Pacific 4.1 SL
1998 Pseudochromis cometes Commet dottyback Western Central Pacific. 2.2 TL
1857 Pseudochromis cyanotaenia Surge dottyback Western Pacific 6.2 TL
1976 Pseudochromis dilectus Western Indian Ocean
1975 Pseudochromis dixurus Forktail dottyback Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
1955 Pseudochromis dutoiti Dutoiti Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
2012 Pseudochromis eichleri Eichler’s Dottyback Pacific Ocean 6.8 SL
1980 Pseudochromis elongatus Elongate dottyback Western Pacific 6.5 SL
2011 Pseudochromis erdmanni Erdmann’s Dottyback Pacific Ocean 8.1 SL
1976 Pseudochromis flammicauda Firetail dottyback Western Pacific 5.5 TL
1835 Pseudochromis flavivertex Sunrise dottyback Western Indian Ocean 7.2 TL
1998 Pseudochromis flavopunctatus Yellow-spotted dottyback Western Central Pacific. 6.8 TL
1934 Pseudochromis fowleri Philippines dottyback Western Central Pacific. 5.3 TL
1968 Pseudochromis fridmani Orchid dottyback Western Indian Ocean 6.3 TL
2011 Pseudochromis fuligifinis Soot-tail Dottyback Indo-Pacific. Philippines 3.2 SL
1849 Pseudochromis fuscus Brown dottyback Indo-Pacific 10 TL
1995 Pseudochromis howsoni Howson's dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 10 TL
2008 Pseudochromis jace Zippered dottyback Western Pacific 6.3 SL
1943 Pseudochromis jamesi Spot-tailed dottyback Pacific Ocean 5.5 TL
1993 Pseudochromis kolythrus Western Pacific 3.8 SL
2004 Pseudochromis kristinae Lipstick dottyback Western Indian Ocean 7.0 SL
1977 Pseudochromis leucorhynchus White-nosed dottyback Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
1989 Pseudochromis linda Yellowtail dottyback Western Indian Ocean 8.1 TL
1998 Pseudochromis litus Plain dottyback Western Central Pacific. 6.3 TL
2004 Pseudochromis lugubris Mournful dottyback Western Pacific 8.2 TL
1943 Pseudochromis luteus Western Pacific 4.7 SL
2004 Pseudochromis madagascariensis Madagascan dottyback Western Indian Ocean 5.2 SL
1977 Pseudochromis magnificus Magnificent dottyback Western Indian Ocean
1953 Pseudochromis marshallensis Marshall Is. dottyback Western Pacific 8 TL
2009 Pseudochromis matahari Sunburst Dottyback Indonesia 4.5 SL
2004 Pseudochromis melanurus Blacktail dottyback Western Pacific 4.0 SL
1977 Pseudochromis melas Dark dottyback Western Indian Ocean 8 SL
2004 Pseudochromis mooii Mooi's dottyback Western Pacific 4.9 SL
1931 Pseudochromis moorei Jaguar dottyback Western Central Pacific 12 SL
1916 Pseudochromis natalensis Natal dottyback Western Indian Ocean 9 SL
1897 Pseudochromis nigrovittatus Blackstripe dottyback Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
2012 Pseudochromis oligochrysus Gold-ring Dottyback Pacific Ocean 5.0 SL
1835 Pseudochromis olivaceus Olive dottyback Western Indian Ocean 9 TL
1993 Pseudochromis omanensis Western Indian Ocean 12 SL
1887 Pseudochromis persicus Bluespotted dottyback Western Indian Ocean 15.4 TL
1862 Pseudochromis perspicillatus Southeast Asian blackstripe dottyback Western Pacific Ocean 12 TL
1975 Pseudochromis pesi Pale dottyback Western Indian Ocean 10 TL
1998 Pseudochromis pictus Painted dottyback Western Central Pacific. 8.3 TL
1970 Pseudochromis punctatus Blackback dottyback Western Indian Ocean 10.4 TL
1989 Pseudochromis pylei Pyle's dottyback Western Central Pacific 8 TL
1926 Pseudochromis quinquedentatus Spiny dottyback Indo-Pacific 9.5 TL
1870 Pseudochromis ransonneti Karimunjawa dottyback Western Pacific. 7 TL
1992 Pseudochromis reticulatus Reticulate dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 5.1 SL
2012 Pseudochromis rutilus Red-gold Dottyback Indian Ocean 5.5 SL
1975 Pseudochromis sankeyi Striped dottyback Western Indian Ocean 7 TL
2011 Pseudochromis socotraensis Socotra Dottyback Indian Ocean 3.5 SL
1975 Pseudochromis springeri Blue-striped dottyback Western Indian Ocean 5.5 TL
1992 Pseudochromis steenei Lyretail dottyback Western Central Pacific 12 TL
1995 Pseudochromis striatus Striated dottyback Western Pacific 3.2 SL
1853 Pseudochromis tapeinosoma Blackmargin dottyback Indo-West Pacific 7.4 TL
1977 Pseudochromis tauberae Lightheaded dottyback Western Indian Ocean 8 TL
2012 Pseudochromis tigrinus Tiger dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean, And 5.1 SL
2004 Pseudochromis tonozukai Spot-stripe dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 6.6 SL
1996 Pseudochromis viridis Green dottyback Eastern Indian Ocean 4.3 SL
1929 Pseudochromis wilsoni Yellowfin dottyback Indo-Pacific 8 TL
1913 Pseudoplesiops annae Anna's dottyback Western Pacific. 3.7 TL
1991 Pseudoplesiops collare Collared dottyback Western Pacific 3.1 SL
1987 Pseudoplesiops howensis Lord Howe Dottyback Western Central Pacific 2.8 SL
2002 Pseudoplesiops immaculatus Immaculate dottyback Indo-West Pacific 4 TL
2002 Pseudoplesiops occidentalis Western Indian Ocean
1953 Pseudoplesiops revellei Bearded dottyback Pacific Ocean 3.5 TL
1943 Pseudoplesiops rosae Rose Island basslet Indo-West Pacific 2.3 SL
1858 Pseudoplesiops typus Hidden basslet Western Central Pacific 4.6 SL
2003 Pseudoplesiops wassi Fleckfin dottyback Pacific Ocean 2.9 SL
1996 Rusichthys explicitus Western Indian Ocean 5.2 SL
1979 Rusichthys plesiomorphus Western Indian Ocean 4.1 SL



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