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

Summary:
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 09 Aug 2022, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/5222

Midget Chromis, Chromis acares Randall & Swerdloff 1973

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Distribution

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.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Midget Chromis, Chromis acares Randall & Swerdloff 1973

References


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

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37372152

Depth:2-37 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:5.5 cm TL

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