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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pseudochromidae Dottybacks
Subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Genus: Pseudochromis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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

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