Chromis flavomaculata Kamohara, 1960
Yellow-spotted chromis
Chromis flavomaculata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 40 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: there are two isolated populations: (1) southern Japan, Ryukyu Islands, and Taiwan; (2) Coral Sea, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Lord Howe Island and east coast of Australia between Sydney and the southern Great Barrier Reef. Reported from New Zealand (Ref. 35942) and Tonga (Ref. 53797)
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Description: Overall grey, tail with yellow tinge (Ref. 90102). A prominent black spot at the base of the pectoral fin (Ref. 7247).
Biology:  Adults inhabit lagoon and outer coral reefs, boulder bottoms and lava cliffs, in small to large aggregations (Ref. 7247). Diurnal species (Ref. 113699). 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. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.08.94
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.10.19

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