Chromis retrofasciata Weber, 1913
Black-bar chromis
Chromis retrofasciata
photo by Bos, A.R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 12 - 120 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Description: Head and body yellowish tan with a prominent black bar posteriorly on body, fins same color as adjacent part of body, tail white. The caudal fin and caudal peduncle is white.
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. They occur singly or in small groups and remains close to thickly branching coral shelter (Ref. 9710). 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). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.08.94

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