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Chrysiptera cymatilis  Allen, 1999

Malenesian blue devil
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335);  cymatilis: From the Latin for sea-colored or blue, in reference to its characteristic coloration (Ref. 31117).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 3 - 20 m (Ref. 31117), usually 3 - 20 m (Ref. 41819).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31117)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12. Tubed lateral line scales 11-14; brilliant deep blue with lighter blue ocellus-like markings on head and breast, and black spot or blotch at base of posterior dorsal rays; caudal fin emarginate (Ref. 31117). Body depth 1.9-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Western Central Pacific: Bismarck Archipelago and Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Is.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults are found in sheltered seaward coral reefs and lagoons (Ref. 31117), in aggregations within Acropora sp. and Seriatopora histrix (Ref. 41819). Presumably feeding on zooplankton (Ref. 31117). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Allen, Gerald R. | Collaborators

Hunnam, P., A. Jenkins, N. Kile and P. Shearman, 2001. Bismarck-Solomon Seas Ecoregion: Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands. p. 86. In Mangubhai, S., B. Masianini, D. Gorman and A. Jenkins (eds). Marine Resource Management and Conservation Planning. (Ref. 41819)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.