Pseudochromidae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Super Class: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Sub-Class: Neopterygii
Infra Class: Teleostei
Super Order: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pseudochromidae
Genus: Congrogadus - Cypho - Labracinus - Lubbockichthys - Ogilbyina - Pictichromis - Pseudochromis - Pseudoplesiops


Introduction

Commonly referred to as Dottybacks, Eel Blennies or Dwarf Basslets..

Characteristics

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.[1]

Classification

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:

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Resources

References

  1. (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.
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