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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pseudochromidae Dottybacks
Subfamily: Pseudoplesiopinae
Genus: Chlidichthys

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Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys abruptus
[St Brandon's dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Chlidichthys auratus Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys auratus
[Golden dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.1 cm TL
Chlidichthys bibulus (Smith, 1954)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys bibulus
[Nosey dottyback]
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Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Chlidichthys cacatuoides
[Cockatoo dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Chlidichthys chagosensis Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Chlidichthys chagosensis
[Chagos dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Chlidichthys clibanarius Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Chlidichthys clibanarius
[Chainmail dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Chlidichthys foudioides Gill & Edwards, 2004

Photo by Photo by Heemstra, P.C./SAIAB
 
Chlidichthys foudioides
[Fody dottyback]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Chlidichthys inornatus Lubbock, 1976

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys inornatus
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri Smith, 1953

Photo by Photo by Koch, R.J.
 
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri
[Cerise dottyback]
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Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Chlidichthys pembae
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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Chlidichthys randalli Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys randalli
[]



Western Indian Ocean

Chlidichthys rubiceps Lubbock, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys rubiceps
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Chlidichthys smithae Lubbock, 1977

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chlidichthys smithae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chlidichthys abruptus St Brandon's dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4.7 SL 1977
Chlidichthys auratus Golden dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.9 SL 1975
Chlidichthys bibulus Nosey dottyback Western Indian Ocean 6.1 TL 1954
Chlidichthys cacatuoides Cockatoo dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.8 SL 1994
Chlidichthys chagosensis Chagos dottyback Western Indian Ocean 3.1 SL 2004
Chlidichthys clibanarius Chainmail dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4.2 SL 2004
Chlidichthys foudioides Fody dottyback Western Indian Ocean 4 SL 2004
Chlidichthys inornatus Western Indian Ocean 3.9 SL 1976
Chlidichthys johnvoelckeri Cerise dottyback Western Indian Ocean 6 TL 1953
Chlidichthys pembae Western Indian Ocean 5 TL 1954
Chlidichthys randalli Western Indian Ocean 3.5 SL 1977
Chlidichthys rubiceps Western Indian Ocean 1975
Chlidichthys smithae Western Indian Ocean 3.4 SL 1977



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