Teleostei (teleosts) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335); chrysocephala: Name from Greek 'khysós' for gold and 'képhalos' for head, referring to the characteristic yellow area on the upper part of the head..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 79841). Tropical
Western Pacific: restricted to the South China Sea; the Philippines, Vietnam, and Malaysia and Spratly Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79841)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. This species is distinguishable in having the following characters: D XIII, 13; A II, 13; 16 pectoral rays; 17 lateral line scales; 16 gill rakers; color in life white with a yellow area from posterior of the eye to first dorsal spine and down to the lateral line (Ref. 79841).
A moderately territorial species mostly found between 0.5-10 m depths in relatively protected areas; either inside the lagoon or within galleys on the exposed outside edge of the reef (Ref. 79841). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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).
Manica, A., N. Pilcher and S. Oakley, 2002. A new Chrysiptera species (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) from the Spratley Islands. Malayan Nature J. 56(3):311-314. (Ref. 79841)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).