Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Snyder.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 48636). Tropical; 34°N - 23°S
Indo-West Pacific: eastern Indian Ocean (Scott and Ashmore Reefs), Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Philippines, Palau, Indonesia, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710)
Adults are found in 1-6 m (Ref. 7247) and in coastal to outer reef crests to depths of about 20 m (Ref. 48636). They occur solitarily or in groups in reef margins and upper seaward slopes subject to mild surge (Ref. 9710). Feed mainly on algae. 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).
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).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.6 °C (based on 2013 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01445 (0.00630 - 0.03316), b=3.00 (2.80 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on diet studies.
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).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 142 [81, 312] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.04 [0.66, 1.62] mg/100g ; Protein = 18.7 [17.7, 19.7] % ; Omega3 = 0.162 [0.098, 0.263] g/100g ; Selenium = 25.8 [13.3, 45.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 90.5 [31.1, 266.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.18 [1.49, 3.15] mg/100g (wet weight);