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); planesi: Named for Dr. Serge Planes of Université de Perpignan, France, who discovered and captured all known specimens of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 50 - 54 m (Ref. 52528). Tropical; 27°S - 27°S, 144°W - 144°W
Eastern Central Pacific: French Polynesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52528)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 26. Diagnosis: In life, yellowish body with nine stripes, each composed of a series of small blue dots, extending from the gill opening to the caudal fin base; pectoral and caudal fins yellow; pelvic and anal fins dark brown to black. Dorsal rays XIV, 12-13 (usually 13); anal rays II, 12-13 (usually 12); pectoral rays 20. Tubed lateral line scales 17. Gill rakers 6-8 + 20-24 (total 27-30). Axil of pectoral fin black. Eye-sized bluish white spot (fades and darkens rapidly after death) on body at bases of posteriormost 6 to 8 segmented dorsal rays. Body depth 1.94-2.06 in SL.
Collected from channels on the outer edge of a deep plateau, where corals, soft corals and sponges are abundant (Ref. 52528). Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with 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).
Lecchini, D. and J.T. Williams, 2004. Description of a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae: Chromis) from Rapa Island, French Polynesia. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 8(3):97-102. (Ref. 52528)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01698 (0.00771 - 0.03741), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), 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 (24 of 100) .