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      Longfin Dottyback

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      Registered: July 2003
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      Scientific Name: Pseudochromis polynemus (also referenced Manoichthys polynemus)
      Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine; depth range 2 - 50 m
      Distribution Western Central Pacific: Philippines to the Moluccas and Palau.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 14. Recognized by the long ventral fins, filamentous median fins, and yellow tear-mark under the eye. Found on steep slopes and walls with tubular sponges, usually in depths of about 20 m.
      Biology: An uncommon species that inhabits steep outer reef slopes, in areas with dense coral growth
      Aquarium Care: This durable species will push around smaller fish, however, it is not as aggressive as some. Keep from housing the Longfin Dottyback with other Dottybacks, especially the more aggressive ones (i.e. Steene's dottyback, Australian Dottyback).
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