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Chromis flavapicis  Randall, 2001

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  flavapicis: From the yellow tips of the interspinous membranes of the dorsal fin [flavus = yellow; apicis = apex]..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range ? - 25 m (Ref. 89972).   Tropical

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Eastern Central Pacific: Marquesas Islands.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39287)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11; Vertebrae: 26. Adults with dark gray brown color in life; median and pelvic fins broadly blackish basally; tips of spinous membranes of dorsal fin yellow; distal part of soft portions of dorsal and anal fins bluish white; pectoral fins bluish white with a large black spot at the base; young bright yellow in life. Upper and lower spiniform procurrent caudal rays 3. Tuber lateral line scales 16-18. Body depth 1.9-2.25 in SL. Free margin of subopercle reaching to below rear margin of pupil. Tongue triangular with rounded tip (Ref. 39287).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Observed often on steep rocky substrata off promontories at depths of 15 m or more. Feed on zooplankton, generally in small groups with individuals, as high as 5 m above the bottom (Ref. 39287). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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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Randall, J.E., 2001. Four new damselfishes (Perciformes: Pomacentridae) from the Marquesas Islands. Copeia 2001(1):92-107. (Ref. 39287)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00808 - 0.04100), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .