Queensland Dottyback (species: Ogilbyina queenslandiae) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ogilbyina queenslandiae
Queensland Dottyback

©Lyle Vail: Female Ogilbyina queenslandiae at Pidgin Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pseudochromidae
Genus Ogilbyina
Species Ogilbyina queenslandiae



Distinguishing features

Females have a grey head with 5-6 paler vertical bars, orange mid-body orange and red rear. Males have a dull red head and fore-body grading to grey/purple at rear.


  • Up to 15 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
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