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Oxycercichthys veliferus  (Lubbock, 1980)

Sailfin dottyback
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pseudochromidae (Dottybacks) > Pseudochrominae
Etymology: Oxycercichthys: Name is a combination of the Greek oxys for sharp, kerkos for tail and ichthys for fish; alludes to the distinct caudal-fin shape..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 12 - 50 m (Ref. 81967), usually 12 - 35 m (Ref. 27115).   Tropical; 24°C - 26°C (Ref. 27115)

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Western Central Pacific: Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 16. Adults pale gray to yellowish with upper part of head bluish; dark blue spot at front of dorsal fin; dorsal fin bluish, grading to yellow posteriorly (Ref. 2334).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs inshore (Ref. 7300). Found around rock and coral formations on sandy bottoms (Ref. 9710).

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Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p. (Ref. 7300)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00490 (0.00190 - 0.01264), b=3.10 (2.88 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .