Chrysiptera kuiteri Allen & Rajasuriya, 1995
Kuiter's damselfish
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Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 15 - 30 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: known only from Sri Lanka and Bali, Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-12. Description: White with three broad black bars, the first through eye, the second at level of spinous dorsal fin, and the third at level of soft dorsal fin; pelvic fins mainly white. Tubed lateral-line scales 16-18 (Ref. 31106). Body depth 2.2-2.5 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit flat or sloping sand bottoms with sparse coral outcrops (Ref. 31106), where they make burrows amongst rubble for nesting (Ref. 48636). Found solitary (usually juveniles) or in pairs (adults), hovering a short distance from the bottom (Ref. 31106). Likely to feed on zooplankton (Ref. 31106). 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). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 48636). Diurnal species (Ref. 113699).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.09.03
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