Chromis dasygenys (Fowler, 1935)
Blue-spotted chromis
Chromis dasygenys
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 12 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: known only from Delagoa Bay, Mozambique to Durban, South Africa. Reported as likely at Seychelles (Ref. 1623) but Randall and van Egmond 1994 (Ref. 10685) believe otherwise.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13
Biology:  Adults inhabit inshore rocky reefs and weed beds (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: 17 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. - 19.07.11
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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