Pseudogramma pectoralis Randall & Baldwin, 1997
Pectoral podge
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets), subfamily: Epinephelinae
Max. size:  3.59 cm SL (female)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 20 - 52 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Palau and the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-7; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-23; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 18-19; Vertebrae: 26-26. 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).
Biology:  Cryptic (Ref 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 20.08.98
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 22.07.13

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