Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pseudochromis: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); kolythrus: Name from Greek kolythron for ripe fig, alludes to its green coloration when alive, with the purple representing the split skin if the ripe fig, exposing its interior; noun in apposition (Ref. 81967). More on authors: Gill & Winterbottom.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 18 - 31 m (Ref. 58018). Tropical
Western Pacific: Récif Mbere, New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12712)
Collected from a cave of a steep wall of drop-off, heavy with Acropora growth.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Gill, A.C. and R. Winterbottom, 1993. Pseudochromis kolythrus, a new species of dottyback from New Caledonia, with comments on its relationships (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Am. Mus. Novit. (3082):1-7. (Ref. 12712)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .