Chromis scotti Emery, 1968
Purple reeffish
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 15 - 116 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and the Caribbean Sea (Ref. 7247) to northern Brazil (Ref. 57756). More abundant at continental locations (Ref. 51183).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Adults gray brown dorsally, often shading white ventrally, with purple- blue markings, many as vertical lines; upper edge of eye bright purple-blue; juveniles blue (Ref. 13442).
Biology:  Adults occur in steep outer slopes and deeper patch reefs (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: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.08.94

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