Chlidichthys foudioides Gill & Edwards, 2004
Fody dottyback
Chlidichthys foudioides
photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudoplesiopinae
Max. size:  4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 18 - 20 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from Rodriguez.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-23; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 12-14. Dorsal fin rays usually II, 22; anal fin rays usually III, 13; predorsal scales extending to point ranging from vertical through anterior supraotic pores to just short of anterior interorbital pores; lateral scale series 44-50; ctenoid scales beginning at 2-5 transverse scale rows behind gill opening; and caudal fin length 21.0-23.8 % SL (Ref. 57771).
Biology:  Collected from coral reefs (Ref. 57771).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 20 July 2017 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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