Commonly referred to as Dottybacks, Eel Blennies or Dwarf Basslets..
Small, often brilliantly coloured elongate fishes with a single dorsal fin. Most species remain near crevices or among coral or rubble. They feed on small invertebrates and fishes. The male guards a ball of eggs deposited by the female.
There are currently 98 described species found in 21 genera belonging to the family Pseudochromidae. Pseudochromis has the largest number of species. The most common genera are:
- Congrogadus -
- Cypho -
- Labracinus -
- Lubbockichthys -
- Ogilbyina -
- Pictichromis -
- Pseudochromis -
- Pseudoplesiops -
- Fishes Suitable for the Invertebrate Aquarium: The Dwarf Basslets (Pseudochromidae) by J. Charles Delbeek - Atoll
- Family: Pseudochromidae - Dottybacks - FishBase
- Fish Identification: Find Species - Pseudochromidae - FishBase
- (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.