Fishes of the family Pseudochromidae (Perciformes) in the northwest Indian Ocean and Red Sea



An account is given of pseudochromid fishes from the northwest Indian Ocean and Red Sea. Thirteen species are recorded; four new species of Pseudochromis and two new species of Chlidichthys (all from the Red Sea) are described. Keys are provided, and details are given of the ecology, maintenance in aquaria, and spawning of pseudochromids. As an appendix, a new name is proposed for Pseudochromis punctatus Kotthaus, 1970.