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Pholidochromis marginatus  (Lubbock, 1980)

Margined dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pholidochromis: Name from Greek pholis, meaning a scale or spot, chromis a genus of pomacentrid that has been used as the stem of various other fish genera, alludes to the distinctive dark spots around the head pores.;  marginatus: Name from Latin meaning to furnish with a border, refers to the typical dark submarginal stripes on the caudal, dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 81967).

Issue
Gender agreement to be confirmed. Is kept marginatus as in the original name in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 10 m (Ref. 81967).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Indonesia..

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26137)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 13.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow water in areas of living hard and soft corals (Ref. 26137); sometimes in relatively silty areas (Ref. 81967).

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Kailola, P.J., 1987. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. II Scorpaenidae to Callionymidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea. (Ref. 6192)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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