Pseudochromis jamesi Schultz, 1943
Spot-tailed dottyback
Pseudochromis jamesi
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
 Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 18 m
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Great Barrier Reef to Samoa. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Description: Characterized by male red color, shading to orange on head, breast and abdomen; female purplish grey color; upper caudal fin base with black spot, broadly edged with white dorsally; anterior lateral line scales 27-34; predorsal scales 14-18; depth of body 26.1-30.9 % of SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Found on reef flats and on lagoon reefs (Ref. 9710).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.09.95
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 20.03.13

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