Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

A moderately territorial species mostly found between 0.5-10 m depths in relatively protected areas; either inside the lagoon or within galleys on the exposed outside edge of the reef (Ref. 79841). 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).
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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Distribution

Western Pacific: Malaysia.
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 13
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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Size

Max. size

4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 79841))
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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Diagnostic Description

This species is distinguishable in having the following characters: D XIII, 13; A II, 13; 16 pectoral rays; 17 lateral line scales; 16 gill rakers; color in life white with a yellow area from posterior of the eye to first dorsal spine and down to the lateral line (Ref. 79841).
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic-neritic; marine; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 79841)
  • Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley 2002 A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
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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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Conservation

Threats

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