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Family: Pseudochromidae Dottybacks



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Anisochromis kenyae
[Annie]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Anisochromis mascarenensis Gill & Fricke, 2001

Photo by Photo by Gill & Fricke, 2001
 
Anisochromis mascarenensis
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Anisochromis straussi Springer, Smith & Fraser, 1977

Photo by Photo by Gill & Fricke, 2001
 
Anisochromis straussi
[]
No picture found


 
Assiculoides desmonotus
[Bondfin dottyback]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Assiculus punctatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Blennodesmus scapularis
[Ocellate eel blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys abruptus
[St Brandon's dottyback]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys bibulus
[Nosey dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys cacatuoides
[Cockatoo dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri
[Cerise dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Chlidichthys pembae
[]



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

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



Western Indian Ocean

Chlidichthys rubiceps Lubbock, 1975

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Congrogadus amplimaculatus
[Largespot eel blenny]



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Congrogadus hierichthys
[Sulu eelblenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Congrogadus malayanus
[Malayan eel blenny]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Congrogadus spinifer
[Spiny eel blenny]



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

Photo by Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Congrogadus subducens
[Carpet eel-blenny]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Congrogadus winterbottomi
[Pilbara eelblenny]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halidesmus coccus
[Rooster snakelet]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Halidesmus polytretus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Halidesmus scapularis
[Snakelet]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Halidesmus socotraensis Gill & Zajonz, 2003

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halidesmus thomaseni
[Thomasen's snakelet]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Halimuraena hexagonata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Halimuraena lepopareia
[]



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Halimuraena shakai
[Zulu snakelet]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Halimuraenoides isostigma
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Lubbockichthys multisquamatus
[Fine-scaled dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Lubbockichthys myersi
[]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, M
 
Manonichthys jamali
[Jamal's dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm TL

 
Manonichthys paranox
[Midnight dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys leptus
[Pencil snakelet]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys ori
[Natal snakelet]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Natalichthys sam
[Nail snakelet]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Frische, J.
 
Pholidochromis cerasina
[Cherry dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Pholidochromis marginatus
[Margined dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pictichromis diadema
[Diadem dottyback]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Pictichromis dinar Randall & Schultz, 2009

Photo by Photo by Großkopf, J.
 
Pictichromis dinar
[Dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis caudalis
[Stripe-tailed dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis chrysospilus
[Gold-spotted dottyback]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis colei
[False Bandit Dottyback]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 2.2 cm TL
Pseudochromis cometes Gill & Randall, 1998

Photo by Photo by Gill & Randall, 1988
 
Pseudochromis cometes
[Commet dottyback]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis cyanotaenia
[Surge dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean

Pseudochromis dilectus Lubbock, 1976

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Pseudochromis dilectus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Pseudochromis erdmanni Gill & Allen, 2011

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pseudochromis flavivertex
[Sunrise dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis fuscus
[Brown dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis howsoni
[Howson's dottyback]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis jamesi
[Spot-tailed dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis kolythrus
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pseudochromis litus
[Plain dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis lugubris
[Mournful dottyback]



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis luteus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis madagascariensis
[Madagascan dottyback]
No picture found


 
Pseudochromis magnificus
[Magnificent dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis moorei
[Jaguar dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis natalensis
[Natal dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Ketabi, R. / S. Jamili
 
Pseudochromis olivaceus
[Olive dottyback]



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

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Pseudochromis omanensis
[]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis pictus
[Painted dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.4 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis punctatus
[Blackback dottyback]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Pseudochromis quinquedentatus
[Spiny dottyback]



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

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pseudochromis ransonneti
[Karimunjawa dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis reticulatus
[Reticulate dottyback]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Fenner, R.
 
Pseudochromis sankeyi
[Schooling dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Pseudochromis socotraensis
[Socotra Dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pseudochromis tapeinosoma
[Blackmargin dottyback]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Pseudochromis tauberae
[Lightheaded dottyback]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

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



Western Indian Ocean

Pseudoplesiops occidentalis Gill & Edwards, 2002

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



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

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



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

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



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

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Pseudoplesiops typus
[Hidden basslet]



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

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Pseudoplesiops wassi
[Fleckfin dottyback]
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Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Rusichthys explicitus
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Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

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



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