Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit sheltered inshore reefs and deep coastal reef slopes, usually in 20 m or more. They occur singly or in pairs, usually seen close to the substrate near their burrow (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).
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Distribution

Western Central Pacific: known only from Timor, and Flores in Indonesia, and the Philippines.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 14; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 13
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Size

Maximum size: 80 mm NG
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Max. size

8.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
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Diagnostic Description

Similar to C. flavipinnis but differs slightly in color. Variable from pink to bright blue with bright yellow over the back, including the dorsal fin (Ref. 48636).
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Type Information

Type for Chrysiptera bleekeri
Catalog Number: USNM 93531
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Vicinity of Jolo., Jolo Lt., S. 16 deg. E., 0.85 mile., Jolo Island, Philippines, Sulu Archipelago, Pacific
Depth (m): 42
Vessel: Albatross
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 35 m (Ref. 9710)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 42 - 42
  Temperature range (°C): 26.930 - 26.930
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.103 - 2.103
  Salinity (PPS): 34.159 - 34.159
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.135 - 4.135
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.241 - 0.241
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.667 - 0.667
 
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Depth: 3 - 35m.
From 3 to 35 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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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).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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