Chromis howsoni  Allen & Erdmann, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  howsoni: Named for Craig Howson, a friend of the author.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 65 m (Ref. 96316), usually 6 - 20 m (Ref. 96316).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Pacific: Papua New Guinea.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96316)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XI or XII,11-13 (usually XII, 13); A II,12-13 (rarely 13); pectoral rays 15-17 (rarely 17); spiniform caudal rays 2; tubed lateral-line scales 12-14 (usually 13); total gill rakers on first branchial arch 27-31; body depth 1.6-1.8 in SL; colour in life yellowish brown grading to grey brown on posterior body including caudal peduncle; orange bar across pectoral-fin base, invading axil of fin; pelvic fins are yellow; dorsal and anal fins are brown with yellow area posteriorly on each fin; dark brown margin, dorsally and ventrally on caudal fin, tapering in width posteriorly (Ref. 96316).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers gentler slopes of coral-rich areas of highly sheltered lagoons and bays, and also on steep outer reef slopes where it can be found in the vicinity of crevices and caverns (Ref. 96316).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Allen, Gerald R. | Collaborators

Allen, G.R., 2014. A new species of damselfish (Chromis: Pomacentridae) from Papua New Guinea. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 11:13-22. (Ref. 96316)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.00793 - 0.03989), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, 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 vulnerability (14 of 100) .