Chromis cadenati Whitley, 1951
Cadenat's chromis
Chromis cadenati
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  16.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 60 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: off Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, and Ghana.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12
Biology:  Found in rocky reefs and deeper offshore trawling grounds (Ref. 7247). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 November 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.11

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