Orangetail Dottyback (species: Pseudochromis flammicauda) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudochromis flammicauda
Orangetail Dottyback

©Victor Huertas: Pseudochromis flammicauda on the NE coast of Lizard Island.

©Victor Huertas: Pseudochromis flammicauda on the NE coast of Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Pseudochromis flammicauda at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pseudochromidae
Genus Pseudochromis
Species Pseudochromis flammicauda



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 5.5 cm (length according to Allen et al, 2003)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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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

  • Holbrook, S.J., R.J. Schmitt, V. Messmer, A.J. Brooks, M. Srinivasan, P.L. Munday and G.P. Jones (2015). Reef fishes in biodiversity hotspots are at greatest risk from loss of coral species, PLOS One, doi10.1371/journal.pone.0124054. LIRS catalog number 1915.
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