South Seas Demoiselle, Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale 1906)


Other Names: Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish, Fiji Damsel, South Seas Devil, South Seas Devil Damselfish

A South Seas Demoiselle, Chrysiptera taupou, at Ra, Fiji, November 2017. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC By Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

Summary:
An iridescent blue damselfish with a yellow lower surface, anal, caudal and pelvic fins (and often a yellow dorsal fin), a black stripe from the snout through the eye, irregular rows of pale dots on the sides, and a black spot at the rear of the dorsal fin followed by a pale saddle on the upper part of the caudal peduncle.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Chrysiptera taupou in Fishes of Australia, accessed 14 Jul 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/344

South Seas Demoiselle, Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale 1906)

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Distribution

Northern Great Barrier Reef and reefs in the Coral Sea, to Moreton Bay, Queensland; also Middleton and Elizabeth reefs in the Tasman Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs in southern Oceania (east to Samoa). Inhabits coral reef lagoons and offshore reefs in depths to 10 m.

Species Citation

Abudefduf taupou Jordan & Seale 1906, Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 288, fig. 3, pl. 43. Type locality: Apia, Samoa Islands. 

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

South Seas Demoiselle, Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale 1906)

References


Allen, G.R. 1975. Damselfishes of the South Seas. New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications 237 pp. 251 figs. 

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

Allen, G. R. 2001. Family Pomacentridae. pp. in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 6 pp. 3381-4218.

Hoey, A.S., Pratchett, M.S., Johansen, J. and Hoey, J. 2014. Marine ecological survey of Elizabeth and Middleton Reefs, Lord Howe Commonwealth Marine Reserve. Final report produced for the Department of the Environment. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville QLD, 101 pp Available online 

Johnson, J.W. 1999. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 709-762 

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3) 

Jordan, D.S. & Seale, A. 1906. The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the Archipelago, with a provisional checklist of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1905 25: 173-455 figs 1-111 pls 33-53 

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

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:37372070

Depth:0-10 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max weight:8 cm TL

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