Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); monochroma: Name from a Greek work meaning one color, refers to its uniform coloration. More on authors: Allen & Randall.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 40 - 55 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78145)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 13 - 14;
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is characterized by having D XIII-XIV,10-11 (usually XIII,11); A II,11; pectoral rays 16-17 (usually 17); 3 spiniform caudal rays; 14-15 (usually 14) tubed lateral line scales ; gill rakers 7-8 + 21-22 (total, 28-29); body depth 1.79-2.00 in SL; dorsally olive-brown, shading to pale iridescent blue-green ventrally; top of head and tip of chin are blackish; spinous dorsal fin and scaled basal part of soft dorsal fin are yellowish grey, the rest of soft dorsal fin hyaline with pale yellow rays; anal fin yellowish with scaled basal part slightly dusky brownish; lobes of caudal fin are broadly dusky yellow, the tips blackish, posterocentral half of fin hyaline; pelvic and pectoral fins are pale yellowish; alcohol preserved are nearly uniform brown (Ref. 78145).
Collected from a steep drop-off near shore (Ref. 54758). Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
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 J.E. Randall, 2004. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae: Chromis) ) from Indonesian seas. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 9 (1):17-24. (Ref. 78145)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00819 - 0.04045), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .