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); gunting: Name from Tagalog term for scissors (= gunting); referring to the bilateral outermost black margins of the caudal fin that gives its appearance like scissors; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 90 - 130 m (Ref. 120230). Tropical
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 120230)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12;
Vertebrae: 25. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: D XIII,11; A II,11-12; pectoral-fin rays 16-17; procurrent caudal-fin rays 3; tubed lateral-line scales 14-16; gill rakers 4-5 + 14-16 (= 19-20); body depth 2.1-2.2 in SL. Colour of adults when fresh light brown, a silver area on the anterior end, a bilateral black margin along the exterior side of the tail (Ref. 120230).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arango, B.G., H.T. Pinheiro, C. Rocha, B.D. Grene, R.L. Pyle, J.M. Corpus, B. Shepherd and L.A. Rocha, 2019. Three new species of Chromis (Teleostei, Pomacentridae) from mesophotic coral ecosystems of the Philippines. ZooKeys 835:1-15. (Ref. 120230)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [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
): (0 of 100) .