Pseudoplesiops typus Bleeker, 1858
Hidden basslet
photo by Tanaka, H.

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudoplesiopinae
Max. size:  4.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 65 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Borneo to the Solomon Islands, north to the Philippines, south to northwestern Australia and Queensland; Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 14-16. Variable from pale yellow to red (Ref. 48635). Description: Characterized by having two color variations: light grey with yellow median fins and yellow hue on lower head and pectoral fin base, or red overall color; dorsal and anal fins with fine blue margin; pelvic fins white; eye surrounded by distinctive dark ring; single lateral-line scale; greatest depth of body 3.5-4.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Found in reef crests and lagoons (Ref. 48635); also near coral heads (Ref. 1602). Cryptic (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 March 2015 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.02.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 19.03.13

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