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Ogilbyina queenslandiae  (Saville-Kent, 1893)

Queensland dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Ogilbyina: Taken from Ogilby, 1887-1915, icthiologist and zoologist (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 9710), usually 10 - 20 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115), preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: endemic to Queensland, Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 32-37; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 18 - 21. Color variable depending on sex; male mainly red anteriorly and purplish posteriorly; dorsal, anal and caudal fins bluish except dorsal reddish on anterior part; female with a grayish head, largely yellow-orange on side, with 5-6 brown bars on upper half of anterior part of body; fins largely reddish (Ref. 2334).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found in or near holes of coral reefs (Ref. 9710).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Bi-directional sex change has been proposed for this species though histological analysis of more specimens is needed for confirmation (Ref. 103751).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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