Bicoloured Dottyback, Pictichromis coralensis Gill 2004


A Bicoloured Dottyback, Pictichromis coralensis, at Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved


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Dianne J. Bray, Pictichromis coralensis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 11 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/1741

Bicoloured Dottyback, Pictichromis coralensis Gill 2004

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Distribution

Recorded in Australia from the Great Barrier Reef, to One Tree Island, QLD and Osprey Reef, Coral Sea. The species occurs only on the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and in the western Coral Sea. Inhabits caves on reef slopes and drop-offs.

Etymology

Pictichromis is from the pictus meaning 'painted' or 'coloured', and the Greek Chromis, a genus of damselfish, used as the stem for other fish genera - in reference to the bright coloration of species in this genus. The species is named coralensis for its distribution in the Coral Sea.

Species Citation

Pictichromis coralensis Gill, 2004, Smithiana 1: 59, fig. 22, pl. 4a. Type locality: Tijou Reef, Queensland.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Bicoloured Dottyback, Pictichromis coralensis Gill 2004

References


Coleman, N. 1981. Australian Sea Fishes North of 30°S. Lane Cove, NSW : Doubleday Australia Pty Ltd 297 pp. (as Pseudochromis paccagnellae)

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. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. (as Pseudochromis paccagnellae, in part)

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp.

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

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

Randall, J.E. & J.K. Schultz, 2009. Pictichromis dinar, a new dottyback (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae) from Indonesia. Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 15(4): 169-176.

Russell, B.C. 1983. Annotated checklist of the coral reef fishes in the Capricorn-Bunker group, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. Special Publication Series 1: 1-184 figs 1-2

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CAAB Code:37313033

Depth:6-40 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.2 cm SL

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