Onespot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis (Günther 1867)

Other Names: Brown Puller, One-spot Chromis, One-spot Puller

A Onespot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis, at Bass Point, Jervis Bay, New South Wales. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

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Onespot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis (Günther 1867)

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Recorded from Byron Bay, NSW, to Mallacoota, VIC, with a rare sighting as far west as Port Phillip; also at Lord Howe Island, Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, and Norfolk Island in the Tasman Sea. The species occurs elsewhere in northern New Zealand.


Known to form spawning aggregations at the western tip of a reef at Terrigal Haven, on the NSW Central Coast. Males guard and aerate the egg clutch of eggs until the larvae hatch.


Dianne J. Bray

Onespot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis (Günther 1867)


Gladstone, W. 2007. Selection of a spawning aggregation site by Chromis hypsilepis (Pisces: Pomacentridae): habitat structure, transport potential, and food availability. Marine Ecology Progress Series 351: 235-247.

Gladstone, W. 2007. Temporal patterns of spawning and hatching in a spawning aggregation of the temperate reef fish Chromis hypsilepis (Pomacentridae). Marine Biology 151: 1143-1152.

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CAAB Code:37372002

Depth:3-46 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:16 cm SL

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