Ogilbyina novaehollandiae (Steindachner, 1879)
Multicolour dottyback
photo by Fenner, R.

Family:  Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks), subfamily: Pseudochrominae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Great Barrier Reef.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 34-38; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 19-20. Males grayish with reddish head, large individuals usually dark gray to black; females pinkish to bright yellow or greenish with short reddish bars below posterior dorsal fin, large individuals sometimes dark gray to black with red belly (Ref. 2334).
Biology:  Occurs inshore near reefs (Ref. 7300). Found in or near holes (Ref. 9710). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35413).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 09.09.95
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 06.06.17

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