Royal Dottyback (species: Pictichromis coralensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pictichromis coralensis
Royal Dottyback

©Anne Hoggett: Pictichromis coralensis at Lizard Island, normal colouration

©Graham Edgar: Pictichromis coralensis at North Point, Lizard Island, unusual colouration (usually purple anteriorly, not pink)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pseudochromidae
Genus Pictichromis
Species Pictichromis coralensis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.
  • 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.
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