Chromis woodsi Bruner & Arnam, 1979
Wood's chromis
Chromis woodsi
photo by Connell, A.D.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  9.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 50 - 175 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Somalia to the Mozambique Channel; also from Park Rynie, South Africa (Ref. 11228).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. A black vertical bar on the caudal peduncle; distal portion of anal fin black.
Biology:  Adults inhabit deep 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 26.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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