Fish Lab - Ecology

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A "Deadly" Dottyback -
Pseudochromis steenei

Although attractively attired, Steene's dottyback is one of the meaniest fish you'll encounter on the reef! Photo by Scott W. Michael

If you like dottybacks, you'll enjoy this Coral Realm Feature Article. We will take a look at one of the meaniest members of the genus, Steene's dottyback (Pseudochromis steenei). We will look at its disposition, similar species, and its habitat preferences. The article includes numerous photos of Steene's dottyback, as well as Howson's and the jaguar dottybacks.



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