Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335); kuiteri: Named in honor of Mr. Rudie H. Kuiter, Melbourne, Australia, who collected the holotype and for numerous valuable contributions to our knowledge of tropical reef fishes of the Australian-Indonesian region (Ref. 31106).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 15 - 30 m (Ref. 31106). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: known only from Sri Lanka and Bali, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Adults inhabit flat or sloping sand bottoms with sparse coral outcrops (Ref. 31106), where they make burrows amongst rubble for nesting (Ref. 48636). Found solitary (usually juveniles) or in pairs (adults), hovering a short distance from the bottom (Ref. 31106). Likely to feed on zooplankton (Ref. 31106). 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). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 48636).
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).
Allen, G.R. and A. Rajasuriya, 1995. Chrysiptera kuiteri, a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 17:283-286. (Ref. 31106)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 27.8 - 29.1, mean 28.5 (based on 92 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 vulnerability (14 of 100) .