Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults are found among live corals of sheltered lagoon and inshore reefs (Ref. 1602). Feed on zooplankton (Ref. 1602). They occur solitary or in pairs (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: Borneo, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, and Palau.
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12 - 13
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Size

Maximum size: 90 mm NG
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Max. size

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

Small juveniles brilliant blue and gradually changing to adult pattern (Ref. 48636).
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Type Information

Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95282
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Port Busin; Burias Island, Luzon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Busin Harbor, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95302
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Taytay, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95314
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Sacol Island, Northeast, East of Zamboanga, Sacol Island, Mindanao Group, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Depth (m): 4 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95316
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: East coast of Luzon, San Bernardino Strait to San Miguel Bay; Balicuatro Islands, Biri Channel (Southern Biri Island), Biri Island, Balicuatro Islands, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 4
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95292
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Island; Vicinity of Romblon, Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95313
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Harbor; Vicinity of Romblon, Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Romblon Harbor, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95284
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Harbor; Vicinity of Romblon, Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Romblon Harbor, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Type for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 89963
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Harbor; Vicinity of Romblon, Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Romblon Harbor, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Type: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95295
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95287
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95279
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95288
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Bolalo Bay; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Bolalo Bay, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95285
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Bolalo Bay; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Bolalo Bay, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95310
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Machesi Island (Southwest); Eastern Palawan and vicinity, Machesi Island (Makesi Island), Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Sulu Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 2 to 4
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95278
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Machesi Island (Southwest); Eastern Palawan and vicinity, Machesi Island (Makesi Island), Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Sulu Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 2 to 4
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95277
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island; Endeavor Strait, Taytay, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95296
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Port Busin, Busin Harbor; Between Burias and Luzon, Burias Island, Masbate, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Depth (m): 2 to 9
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95298
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: East coast of Luzon, San Bernardino Strait to San Miguel Bay, Batan Island, southwest of Batan, Batan Island, Batanes Islands, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95286
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Candaraman Island (East); North Balabac Strait, Candaraman Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Balabac Strait, Sulu Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95294
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Port Matalvi, Luzon; Off Western Luzon, Luzon, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95301
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Port Matalvi, Luzon; off Western Luzon, Luzon, Zambales, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95281
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Port Matalvi, Luzon; off Western Luzon, Luzon, Zambales, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95308
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95307
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95306
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95305
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95304
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95303
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Endeavor Strait, Relinquish Head to Nalinbungan Pt.; Malampaya Sound, Palawan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Malampaya Sound, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95280
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Preparation: Dry Osteological Specimen
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Harbor (Reef south of Agbatan Pt.); Vicinity of Romblon., Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Pacific
Depth (m): 2 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95317
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: San Miguel Harbor; Between Burias and Luzon, Philippines, San Miguel Bay, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95315
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1907
Locality: Philippines, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95309
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Ryada Bay, Philippines, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95300
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Danawano & Amil I., Danawan Id., Vicinity of Darvel Bay, Borneo, Dyn., Borneo, Sabah, Malaysia, Pacific
Depth (m): 1 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95297
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Nakoda Bay, Palawan Id., River (Unnamed), SE. of Maricaban Id., Palawan, Philippines, Nakoda Bay, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95293
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Mantacao Island; Vicinity of Western Bohol, Mantacao Island, Bohol Islands, Bohol, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95291
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Santa Cruz Island, Marinduque; Between Marinduque and Luzon, Santa Cruz Island, Marinduque, Philippines, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95290
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Pendik Island; Butan Strait, Pendik Island, Indonesia, Butan Strait, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95283
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Great Tobea Island; Butan Strait, Great Tobea Island, Suluwesi Island, Sulwesi Tenggara, Indonesia, Moluccas, Butan Strait, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95289
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: Port Busin, Burias Island, Burias Island, Masbate, Philippines, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 6
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95318
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Romblon Harbor (Reef south of Agbatan Pt.); Vicinity of Romblon., Romblon Island, Romblon, Philippines, Pacific
Depth (m): 2 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95312
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1909
Locality: North of Celebes; Talisse Island, east, Talisse Island (Talisei Island), Suluwesi Island, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia, Moluccas, Celebes Sea, Pacific
Depth (m): 3 to 5
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95299
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Palawan Island, Ulugan Bay, Palawan, Philippines, Ulugan Bay, South China Sea, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Paratype for Chrysiptera oxycephala
Catalog Number: USNM 95311
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Linapacan Island, Malcochin Harbor; Linapacan Strait, Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines, Philippine Archipelago, Linapacan Strait, South China Sea, Pacific
Vessel: Albatross
  • Paratype: Fowler, H. W. & Bean, B. A. 1928. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. No. 100: 149.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; brackish; marine; depth range 1 - 16 m (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 7 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1 - 18
  Temperature range (°C): 28.384 - 29.205
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.062 - 0.617
  Salinity (PPS): 32.848 - 34.393
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.216 - 4.641
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.105 - 0.340
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.568 - 3.389

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Depth range (m): 1 - 18

Temperature range (°C): 28.384 - 29.205

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.062 - 0.617

Salinity (PPS): 32.848 - 34.393

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.216 - 4.641

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.105 - 0.340

Silicate (umol/l): 1.568 - 3.389
 
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Depth: 1 - 16m.
From 1 to 16 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Found among live corals of sheltered lagoon and inshore reefs. Feeds on zooplankton.
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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