Scientific Name
Pseudochromis fuscus  
Pseudochromis fuscus褐擬雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Müller & Troschel, 1849 Depth 2 - 30M
Chinese 褐擬雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F342 Pseudochromidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 棕擬雀鯛 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 准雀鯛、紅獅公、紅貓仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Celebes 
Synonyms Onar nebulosum, Pseudochromis adustus, Pseudochromis aurea, Pseudochromis aureus, Pseudochromis fusca, Pseudochromis wildii, Pseudochromis xanthochir   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055288. ASIZP0057129. ASIZP0057274. ASIZP0057907. ASIZP0062054. ASIZP0062055. ASIZP0071116. ASIZP0072442. ASIZP0072443. ASIZP0074283. ASIZP0074919. ASIZP0805128. ASIZP0805129. ASIZP0915132. ASIZP0915133. NMMBP01199. NMMSTP00253. NMMSTP00416. NMMSTP00417. NTOUP201203-059. NTOUP201203-201. NTOUP201207-558. NTOUP201207-562. NTOUP201207-573. NTUM03645. NTUM03754. NTUM03756. NTUM04259.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Brown pygmy grouper; Brown dottyback; Golden dottyback 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep to deep; distance from dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 30 to 36% standard length. Dorsal fin with III relatively stout spines and 26 or 27 rays; anal fin with III stout spines and 14 rays; caudal fin rounded to truncate or emarginate. Lateral line disjunct, consisting of an anterodorsal series of 25 to 33 tubed scales, and a peduncular series of 6 to 11 tubed scales. Body bright yellow to dark grey, usually with blue spots on nape and at least anterior part of body; upper part of body and dorsal fin sometimes abruptly yellow; caudal peduncle and fin sometimes abruptly pale.
habitats Found among corals of subtidal lagoon and seaward reefs. Also found in crevices and ledges. Usually found in association with branching corals. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Sri Lanka east to Vanuatu; north to at least Hong Kong and the Ryukyu Islands; south to the central coast of Western Australia and the southern Great Barrier Reef. It is found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Sometimes enters the aquarium fish trade. Has been reared in captivity.