Longtail Dottyback, Oxycercichthys veliferus (Lubbock 1980)


Other Names: Long-tail Dottyback, Long-tailed Dottyback, Sailfin Dottyback

A Longtail Dottyback, Oxycercichthys veliferus, on Michaelmas Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, November 2016. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

Summary:
A pale greyish to yellowish dottyback with a bluish upper head and back, a bluish dorsal fin becoming yellow towards the rear with a dark blue spot on the front of the fin.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Oxycercichthys veliferus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 27 Sep 2020, http://136.154.202.208/Home/species/1881

Longtail Dottyback, Oxycercichthys veliferus (Lubbock 1980)

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Distribution

Known from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland and reefs in the Coral Sea. Inhabits sandy areas around rocky and coral outcrops.

Species Citation

Pseudochromis veliferus Lubbock 1980, Revue Suisse de Zoologie 87(3): 831, fig. 5. Type locality: North Point, Lizard Island, Queensland.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Longtail Dottyback, Oxycercichthys veliferus (Lubbock 1980)

References


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

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

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp.

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp.

Lowe, G.R. & Russell, B.C. 1990. Additions and revisions to the checklist of fishes of the Capricorn-Bunker Group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 19: 1-27.

Lubbock, R. 1980. Five new basslets of the genus Pseudochromis (Teleostei : Pseudochromidae) from the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 87(3): 821-834 See ref at BHL

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. 

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37313017

Depth:12-50 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:12 cm TL

Native:Endemic

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