Splendid Dottyback, Manonichthys splendens (Fowler 1931)

A Splendid Dottyback, Manonichthys splendens, in Timor Leste. Source: Nick Hobgood / Flickr. License: CC BY Attribution-NonCommercial


A stunning dottyback usually seen in association with sponges.

Identifying features:
Body with many rows of yellowish-orange spots, tail yellow;
Head with a pale snout and a dark bar through the eye;
Fins with a bright blue margin.

Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Manonichthys splendens in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Apr 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/1876

Splendid Dottyback, Manonichthys splendens (Fowler 1931)


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Fowler, H.W. 1931. Contributions to the biology of the Philippine Archipelago and adjacent regions. The fishes of the families Pseudochromidae, Lobotidae, Pempheridae, Priacanthidae, Lutjanidae, Pomadasyidae, and Terapontidae collected by the United States Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross, chiefly in Philippine seas and adjacent waters. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 100(11): 1-388 figs 1-29. (as pseudochromis splendens)

Gill, A.C. 2004. Revision of the Indo-Pacific dottyback fish subfamily Pseudochrominae (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Smithiana, Publication in Aquatic Biodiversity, Monographs 1: 1-213

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37313015


Depth:3-35 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:10 cm

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