Blue Demoiselle, Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)

Other Names: Blue Damselfish, Blue Damsel-fish, Blue Devil, Hedley's Damsel-fish, Sky-blue Damsel

A Blue Demoiselle, Chrysiptera cyanea, on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, July 2009. Source: Graham Edgar / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

Characterised by having a blue dorsal fin and a dark band across the snout.

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Blue Demoiselle, Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard 1825)


Cooper, W.J., L.L. Smith & M.W. Westneat (2009) Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: Phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 1-16.

Cooper, W.J. & M.W. Westneat (2009) Form and function of damselfish skulls: rapid and repeated evolution into a limited number of trophic niches. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 24 doi:10.1186: 1471-2148. 

Thresher, R.E. & J.T. Moyer (1983) Male success, courtship complexity and patterns of sexual selection in three congeneric species of sexually monochromatic and dichromatic damselfishes (Pisces: Pomacentridae). Animal Behaviour 31: 113-127. 

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CAAB Code:37372060

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8.5 cm TL

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