Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Serranoidei
(Groupers) > Serranidae
(Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Epinephelinae
Etymology: Pseudogramma: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335); pectoralis: Named for its having the longest pectoral fins of the species of the genus and being one of 2 species with only 13 pectoral rays. More on authors: Randall & Baldwin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 20 - 52 m (Ref. 27020). Tropical
Western Central Pacific: Palau and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - 3.6 cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 18 - 19;
Vertebrae: 26. Body yellow with a faint brown reticulum, shading to pinkish white on abdomen and thorax; fins yellow. Head pale pink. Opercle with an ocellated black spot as large as the eye. A blackish red stripe, edged in pale pink and red, from eye to opercular spot. No dermal flap or small tentacle dorsally on eye. Long tubular anterior nostril at front of snout; when laid back not reaching posterior nostril. Lateral line incomplete. Longitudinal scale series 52-53. Snout length 5-5.1 in head. Caudal-peduncle depth 3.1-3.2 in head; short length 6.2 in head. Pectoral fins long, 2.65-2.85 in SL (Ref. 27020).
Cryptic (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and C.C. Baldwin, 1997. Revision of the serranid fishes of the subtribe Pseudogrammina, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (26):56 p. (Ref. 27020)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 25.9 - 28.7, mean 27.1 °C (based on 34 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .