Chrysiptera starcki (Allen, 1973)
Starck's demoiselle
Chrysiptera starcki
photo by Pyle, R.M.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 60 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: anti-equatorial, from the Ryukyu Islands to Taiwan and from Queensland, Australia to New Caledonia. Recently reported from Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-17
Biology:  Adults inhabit rocky outcrops and crevices that are frequently situated in sand channels on outer reef slopes. Common in deeper sections of the outer reef about 20 to 60 m in depth (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 25.11.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 29.08.94

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