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); yamakawai: Named for Takeshi Yamakawa (Kochi, Japan).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 26 m (Ref. 94774). Subtropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Japan and the Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94774)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 13 - 14;
soft rays: 10 - 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII-XIV,11-13 (mode XIII, 12); A II,10-12 (11); pectoral fin rays 17-21 (19); principal caudal fin rays 15; spiniform caudal fin rays 2; scale rows in longitudinal series 21-27 (26); tubed scales in lateral line 16-21 (19); scale rows above lateral line 3, below lateral line 9-10 (9); gill rakers 6-9 (7) + 20-25 (23) = 27-33 (30); smooth preopercular margin; caudal fin is deeply forked and without prolonged filaments; basal width of the pelvic fin axillary scale 1.7-2.8% of SL; basal width of scale between the pelvic fin bases is 2.2-3.9% of SL; distinct black blotch covering the upper two-thirds of pectoral fin base in juveniles and covering entire fin base in adults; absence of white spot at the end of dorsal fin base; no distinct markings on caudal peduncle; colour of caudal fin yellowish without dark band along each fin lobe (Ref. 94774).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Iwatsubo, H. and H. Motomura, 2013. Redescriptions of Chromis notata (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843) and C. kennensis Whitley, 1964 with the description of a new species of Chromis (Perciformes: Pomacentridae). Spec. Div. 18:193-213. (Ref. 94774)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00786 - 0.04025), b=2.99 (2.81 - 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .