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Chromis ovalis  (Steindachner, 1900)

Hawaiian chromis
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 6 - 161 m (Ref. 58302).   Tropical; 30°N - 15°N

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7247)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13

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Eastern Pacific: endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. Have recently been reported from Midway Islands (Ref. 28620).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Collected from depths of 6 to 46 m. Sexual maturity at about 12.7 cm. Spawning period occur from February through May. Diet consists mainly of calanoid and cyclopoid copepods, but tunicates, mysids, euphausiids, crustacean larvae, larval polychaetes, siphonophores, and fish eggs are also taken (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).

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Allen, G.R., 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01479 (0.00639 - 0.03424), b=2.96 (2.76 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.2 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.