Scientific Name
Pictichromis porphyrea
Pictichromis porphyrea紫繡雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lubbock & Goldman, 1974) Depth 6 - 65M
Chinese 紫繡雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 擬雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F342 Pseudochromidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 紫繡雀鯛 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 草莓、准雀鯛、紅獅公、紅貓仔 
Distribution in World Middle West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ryukyu Is. 
Synonyms Pseudochromis porphyreus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)  Lubbock, R. etc. 1974 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Strawberry dottyback; Magenta dottyback 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately deep; distance from dorsal-fin origin to pelvic-fin origin 27 to 32% standard length. Dorsal fin with III spines and 22 rays; anal fin with III spines and 12 rays; caudal fin truncate to emarginate. Lateral line disjunct, consisting of an anterodorsal series of 21 to 25 tubed scales, and a peduncular series of 0 to 10 tubed scales. Head and body reddish purple to magenta; basal parts of dorsal and anal fins pink to magenta, the outer parts clear; basal and central part of caudal fin magenta, the remainder of fin clear, giving rounded appearance to fin.
habitats Hovers above coral or rubble and inhabits steep outer reef slopes and outer channel walls. 
Distribution Distributed in the Western Pacific from Philippines to Samoa, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Moluccas and Admiralty Islands; Palau, Caroline Islands, and southern Marshalls in Micronesia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters and Lyudao, southeaster 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.