Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); albicauda: Name from Latin meaning 'white tail' for its diagnostic feature that separates this species from Chromis analis.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 25 - 70 m (Ref. 90102), usually ? - 30 m (Ref. 82433). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82433)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII,12 (rarely 11); A II,12 (rarely 11); pectoral rays 18-20; spiniform caudal rays 3; tubed lateral-line scales 17-19; gill rakers 7-8 + 24-26, total rakers 24-26; body depth 1.8-1.9 in SL; edge of suborbital hidden by scales; 4-5 scale rows on anterior portion of preorbital; generally yellow in life, grading to brown on upper back with abruptly white caudal fin; blackish anal opening which is also evident in preserved specimens (Ref. 82433).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Indonesia and southern Japanese seas; distribution probably disjunct due to association with cool temperature regimes.
Adults are commonly observed in areas of cool (18°-24°C) upwelling along the northern and western shores of Nusa Penida at about 25-50 m. They typically form aggregations, which feed high in the water column on zooplankton when currents are strong (Ref. 82433). 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).
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2009. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae: Chromis) from Indonesia. Aqua, Intl. J. Ichthyol. 15(3);121-134. (Ref. 82433)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00796 - 0.03971), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .