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      Marshall Island Dottyback
      Marshall Island Dottyback

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Pseudochromis marshallensis
      Max. size: 8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 30 m
      Distribution: Western Pacific: Philippines and Taiwan to Vanuatu, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia; eastern Caroline and Marshall Islands in Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-26; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11-14. Yellow tail and yellow spots on body scales that form dotted lines.
      Biology: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Secretive, hiding among the branches of stony corals or under mushroom corals (Fungia spp.).
      Aquarium Care: Provide plenty of hiding places. This species is not common in the hobby due to its secretive nature, and subdued colors. It spends most of its time hiding among the tank decor, however, it will come out to catch some food passing by. The Marshall Island Dottyback isn't as aggressive as other Dottybacks, but will assert itself when defending its hiding spots.
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      Keywords: Marshall Island Dottyback; Yellowspeckled Dottyback

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