Chromis vanbebberae, Whitetail reeffish

Chromis vanbebberae McFarland, Baldwin, Robertson, Rocha & Tornabene, 2020

Whitetail reeffish
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc (Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335);  vanbebberae: Named for Barbara Van Bebber (specific name Latinized from Van Bebber), one of the most accomplished submersible pilots in the Caribbean.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 49 - 178 m (Ref. 123501).   Tropical

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Western Atlantic: Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean, along the coast of South America to São Paulo, Brazil (and its oceanic islands, Atol das Rocas, Fernando de Noronha, St. Paul’s Rocks, and Trindade).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123501)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs on a variety of deep-reef habitats, including on rocky reef slopes, coral outcroppings, around sponges, boulders, and caves. Usually found around artificial substrates such as shipwrecks (e.g., the wreck Queen of Nassau in southeast Florida), tires, and derelict ropes and fishing gear. Together with Chromis insolata, these two are most common pomacentrids on lower-mesophotic and rariphotic reefs in the Caribbean. While in Brazil, C. insolata is replaced by its southern mesophotic counterpart, C. jubauna which often schools with C. vanbebberae on coastal reefs (Ref. 123501).

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

McFarland, E.P., C.C. Baldwin, D.R. Robertson, L. A. Rocha and L. Tornabene, 2020. A new species of Chromis damselfish from the tropical western Atlantic (Teleostei, Pomacentridae). ZooKeys (1008):107-138. (Ref. 123501)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00662 - 0.03303), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .