Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pseudochromidae
(Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Pictichromis: Name from Latin pictus meaning painted or colored, and Greek Chromis, a genus of pomacentrid, used as the stem for other fish genera; alludes to the bright live colorations of the included species (Ref. 81967); dinar: Named for CV. Dinar, an exporting company of live fishes, corals, and other marine life from Indonesia..
More on authors: Randall & Schultz.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 18 - 25 m (Ref. 82647). Tropical; 0°S - 1°S, 120°E - 121°E
Western Pacific: Indonesia, Sulawesi, Gulf of Tomini, western side Parigi, drop-off 350m from shore.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82647)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The drop-off at the type locality starts at 8 m, the substratum leading to this consists of coral rubble, a typical habitat for species of Cirrhilabrus . Apparently, the two small angelfishes sought by the collectors at this area are Centropyge bicolor and Paracentropyge multifaciata (Ref. 82647). Also found in crevices and overhangs on steep outer reef slopes (Ref 90102).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Randall, J.E. and J.K. Schultz, 2009. Pictichromis dinar, a new dottyback (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae) from Indonesia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 15(4):169-176. (Ref. 82647)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00188 - 0.01275), b=3.10 (2.87 - 3.33), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .