Yellow Puller, Chromis analis (Cuvier 1830)

Other Names: Yellow Chromis

A Yellow Puller, Chromis analis, at Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

A large bright yellow to brownish chromis sometimes with white pelvic fins, and a silvery white semi-circle below the eye. 

Cite this page as:
Bray, D.J. 2020, Chromis analis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024,

Yellow Puller, Chromis analis (Cuvier 1830)

More Info


Offshore reefs of north Western Australia, and possibly the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queens;and, and reefs in the Coral Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in the tropical, east-Indo-west-central Pacific: Indonesia east to Micronesia and Fiji, north to Taiwan and southern Japan, south to Australia.
Individuals or groups usually inhabit steep outer reef slopes at depths to 70 m.


Dorsal fin XII, 11-13; Anal sfin II, 12-13; Pectoral fin 17-18; Lateral-line scales 16-19; Gill rakers 23-28.
Body depth 1.7-2.0 in SL.


Feeds on zooplankton.


The species is named analis in reference strong, elongate second anal-fin spine of this species.

Species Citation

Heliases analis Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830, Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Vol. 5: 496. Type locality: Ambon, Indonesia.


Bray, D.J. 2020


Atlas of Living Australia

Yellow Puller, Chromis analis (Cuvier 1830)


Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Melle, Germany : Mergus Verlag 271 pp. 

Allen, G.R. 1993. Fishes of Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 44: 67-91 

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

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

Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1830. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : Levrault Vol. 5 499 pp. pls 100-140. See ref at BHL

Hobbs, J-P.A., Newman, S.J., Mitsopoulos, G.E.A., Travers, M.J., Skepper, C.L., Gilligan, J.J., Allen, G.R., Choat, H.J. & Ayling, A.M. 2014. Checklist and new records of Christmas Island fishes: the influence of isolation, biogeography and habitat availability on species abundance and community composition. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement 30: 184–202 

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270 

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls. 

Myers, R., Rocha, L.A. & Jenkins, A. 2017. Chromis analis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T188382A1866813. Downloaded on 17 September 2020.

Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and shore fishes of the South Pacific. New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands. Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press 707 pp. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp. figs.

Quick Facts

CAAB Code:37372035

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:10-70 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:14 cm TL

Species Image Gallery

Species Maps

CAAB distribution map