Chrysiptera springeri (Allen & Lubbock, 1976)
Springer's demoiselle
Chrysiptera springeri
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). Diurnal species (Ref. 113699).
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: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19

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