Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoon and inshore coral reefs (Ref. 9710). They occur in small groups on Acropora patches (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: including Solomon Islands, northern Papua New Guinea, Philippines, and Ryukyu Islands. There is a doubtful record from the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns, Australia.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Western Indonesia, Sabah and Philippines.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10 - 12; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 11 - 12
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 70 mm NG
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Max. size

7.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Diagnostic Description

Description: Head and body blue with yellow posterior zone extending to caudal fin. Body depth 1.9-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m (Ref. 7247)
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Depth: 1 - 16m.
From 1 to 16 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoon and inshore coral reefs (Ref. 9710).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chrysiptera parasema

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 5 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTGTATCTAGTATTCGGTGCCTGAGCTGGGATAGTAGGTACAGCCTTAAGCCTTCTCATCCGAGCAGAACTAAGCCAACCAGGCGCGCTCCTAGGAGACGACCAAATCTATAACGTCATCGTTACCGCACATGCCTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATTTTGATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAACTGATTAATTCCACTAATGCTGGGAGCTCCCGATATAGCATTCCCTCGAATAAACAACATGAGCTTCTGACTACTGCCCCCATCCTTCCTTCTTCTGCTTGCCTCTTCTGGGGTCGAAGCTGGGGCCGGCACAGGTTGGACTGTTTACCCCCCACTATCCGGCAACCTCGCCCATGCAGGTGCATCCGTAGACTTAACCATCTTCTCGCTTCATCTAGCAGGCATTTCATCAATTTTAGGAGCCATTAATTTTATTACAACCATCATTAACATAAAACCTCCTGCCATCTCACAATACCAAACCCCCTTATTTGTATGAGCAGTCCTAATTACTGCTGTTCTTCTTCTCCTTTCTCTGCCAGTATTGGCCGCTGGAATTACCATACTTCTAACCGACCGAAACCTTAACACCACCTTCTTCGACCCCGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCAATCCTTTACCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chrysiptera parasema

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Chrysiptera parasema

Chrysiptera parasema, known commonly as the yellowtail damselfish, goldtail demoiselle and yellow-tail blue damselfish, is a species of damselfish native to the western Pacific Ocean.[1]

Description[edit]

This fish reaches 8 centimeters in length. It is bright blue with a yellow tail.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Chrysiptera parasema. FishBase. 2011.
  2. ^ *Chrysiptera parasema. FishLore.
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