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Pseudogramma polyacantha  (Bleeker, 1856)

Honeycomb podge
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Serranidae (Sea basses: groupers and fairy basslets) > Grammistinae
Etymology: Pseudogramma: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, gramma = letter, signal (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 65 m (Ref. 90102).   Tropical, preferred ?; 32°N - 32°S

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Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Ducie islands, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1602)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-22; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 15 - 18; Vertebrae: 25 - 27. Brownish with dusky reticulations (Ref. 6635). No dermal flap or small tentacle dorsally on eye. Two large pores in interorbital space, one on each side close to the edge of the orbit. Tubular anterior nostril near the edge of the snout at the base of the upper lip, the tube is not long; when laid back reaching almost half way to posterior nostril. Second lateral line not fully developed. Longitudinal scale series 46-50(Ref. 27020).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Secretive (Ref. 48635); lives among corals of shallow reef flats and lagoons (Ref. 1602). Also found under dead coral pieces but quickly sneaks away when looking underneath (Ref. 48635). Solitary (Ref 90102).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Heemstra, Phillip C. | Collaborators

Randall, J.E. and C.C. Baldwin, 1997. Revision of the serranid fishes of the subtribe Pseudogrammina, with descriptions of five new species. Indo-Pac. Fish. (26):56 p. (Ref. 27020)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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