Pseudochromis bitaeniatus

Slender Dottyback | Double-striped Dottyback | Two-lined Dottyback
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus, Scott Reef, Western Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus, Scott Reef, Western Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus
Pseudochromis bitaeniatus

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Dark upper and lower body with mid white stripe from operculum to end of tail. Shy, often upside down under ledges.


Information

Max Size: 12 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 26.6-31.3°C

Depth: 2-38m

Habitat Generalization Index: 1.84

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (10.8% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Few (2 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.


Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland