Chrysiptera springeri (Allen & Lubbock, 1976)
Springer's demoiselle
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  5.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 4 - 30 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Indonesia (Moluccas and Flores) and Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Description: Exhibits geographic color variations (Ref. 7247). Generally overall blue, scales with dark elongated streaks. Philippines variant has relatively thicker markings. Body depth 1.9-2.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of sheltered lagoon and inshore coral reefs (Ref. 9710). Seen with similar yellow-tailed species, often on the same coral patches. Mostly found in aggregations on coastal reef slopes with low Acropora patches on sand to 30 m (Ref. 48636). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 29.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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