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Pearl-spot chromis

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Pearl-spot chromis

Characteristics

  • Occasionally seen swimming in the water column to feed on zooplankton.
  • May occur in larger groups, with more than 100 individuals in an aggregation.
  • Females attach eggs to substrate such as rocks, and males guard the eggs until hatching.

Description

  • Body colour grey to brown
  • A distinctive white spot at posterior base of the dorsal fin.
  • A dark spot at base of pectoral fin.
  • Prominent dark margin on upper and lower lobes of caudal fin.

Common Name: Pearl-spot chromis

Family Common Name: Damselfishes

Family: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Chromis notata ___(Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Genus: Chromis

Maximum Length: 17 cm (Total Length)