Chromis weberi Fowler & Bean, 1928
Weber's chromis
Chromis weberi
photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  13.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 40 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Description: Overall olivaceous to bluish gray, the scale edges dark brown. The edges of the opercle and preopercle are dark brown. The tips of the caudal fin lobes are black. A black spot is at the upper base and axil of the pectoral fins (Ref. 2334). Body depth 2.1-2.3 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults occur singly or in small to large aggregations in passes and steep outer reef slopes (Ref. 7247). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 26.08.94

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