Midget Chromis, Chromis acares Randall & Swerdloff 1973

A Midget Chromis, Chromis acares, in Tahiti, French Polynesia, November 2016. Source: zsispeo / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

A very small greyish to brownish damselfish with a yellow patch from the snout to the pectoral-fin base, a black anal fin with a white leading edge, a yellow caudal fin, and a small yellow spot on the body at the rear of the dorsal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Chromis acares in Fishes of Australia, accessed 03 Feb 2023, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5222

Midget Chromis, Chromis acares Randall & Swerdloff 1973

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Recorded in Australia from the Ribbon Reefs, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland - about east of Lizard Island. The species occurs elsewhere in the Western-central Pacific.
Inhabits outer reef slopes, d reefs, and sometimes clear lagoons or channels. Indivduals aggregate to feed on zooplankton on outer reef slopes over live coral and rubble areas.


Dianne J. Bray

Midget Chromis, Chromis acares Randall & Swerdloff 1973


Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

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CAAB Code:37372152

Depth:2-37 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.5 cm TL

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