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CAAB: 37313016

Species Pseudochromis cyanotaenia Bleeker, 1857

Yellowhead Dottyback, Blue-barred Dottyback, Bluebarred Dottyback




New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Point Quobba (24º29´S) to Scott Reef (14º04´S) and Ashmore Reef, WA and from Murray Island, QLD (9º56´S) to Cook Island, NSW; tropical, west-central Pacific.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Province (2), Cape Province (20), Northwest Shelf Province (27), Central Western Shelf Transition (28), Central Western Shelf Province (29), Northwest Transition (3), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40), Northeast Shelf Transition (41)

Other Regions

Territory of Ashmore & Cartier Islands

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore, marine.

Extra Ecological Information

1-30 m.


General References

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [94]

Gill, A.C. 1995. Identification of the primary types of pseudochromine species described by Pieter Bleeker, with lectotype designations for Pseudochromis tapeinosoma and P. xanthochir (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Copeia 1995(1): 243-246 [244]

Gill, A.C. 1999. Family Pseudochromidae. pp. 2557-2577 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. [2573]

Gill, A.C. 2004. Revision of the Indo-Pacific dottyback fish subfamily Pseudochrominae (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Smithiana, Publication in Aquatic Biodiversity, Monographs 1: 1-213 [94-97]

Gill, A.C. & Allen, G.R. 1996. Pseudochromis viridis, a new species of dottyback from Christmas Island, Indian Ocean (Teleostei: Perciformes: Pseudochromidae). Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 23(1-2): 33-38 [36]

Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. A comprehensive reference for divers and fishermen. Sydney, NSW, Australia : New Holland Publishers xvii, 434 pp. [126]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. [127]

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs. [127]

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [42] (870, as Leptochromis tapeinosoma)


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Nov-2012 26-Nov-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED