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Chrysiptera albata  Allen & Bailey, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335);  albata: Named for the overall coloration, its distinctive feature ('albata' = clothed in white).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 40 - 55 m (Ref. 53986).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53986)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13. Diagnosis: Whitish overall without distinct marks. D XIV,12; A II,13; P 15-16. Gill rakers on first branchial arch 5 or 6 + 19 or 20, total rakers 19 or 20. Tubed lateral line scales 15 or 16 (Ref. 53986).

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Eastern Central Pacific: Phoenix Islands (Kiribati).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit sand and rubble bottoms of steep outer slopes. Numerous individuals in loose aggregations observed in gullies that dissected the steep slope. Invariably sighted to stay close to the bottom, quickly retreating into holes among the rubble when approached closely, The largest individual that was observed was estimated to be about 35 cm SL (Ref. 53986). 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

Allen, G.R. and S. Bailey, 2002. Chrysiptera albata, a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the Phoenix Islands, Central Pacific Ocean. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 6(1):39-43. (Ref. 53986)

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):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .