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Family Pseudochromidae

Dottybacks

Dottybacks are small, often colorful fishes with short pelvic fins.  They tend to be shy with a few exceptions.  Replaced by Family Grammatidae in the Western Atlantic.

 

INDO-PACIFIC

Pictichromis porphyreus

MAGENTA DOTTYBACK

 

Pictichromis paccagnellae

ROYAL DOTTYBACK

 

Pseudochromis splendens

SPLENDID DOTTYBACK

 

Pseudochromis fuscus

BROWN DOTTYBACK

 


Family Plesiopidae

Longfins

Longfins are cryptic fishes with long pelvic fins.  Most are nocturnal and rarely seen by divers.

INDO-PACIFIC

Plesiops coeruleolineatus

REDTIPPED LONGFIN

 

Calloplesiops altivelis

COMET


Family Grammatidae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Gramma loreto

FAIRY BASSLET or ROYAL GRAMMA