Chromis analis (Cuvier, 1830)
Yellow chromis
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 144 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: from the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to Japan; east to Micronesia (except Marshall Islands) and Fiji.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-13. Description: Head and body yellow to brownish (Ref. 90102). Has either white or yellow fins in Indonesia, depending on the region and both forms occur in Bali. In Japan the sub-tropical form has yellow ventrals and a white tail, also grows much larger (14 cm) (Ref. 48636). Body depth 1.7-2.0 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults usually inhabit steep outer reef slopes and rocky bottoms. Found singly or in small groups. Uncommon (Ref. 9710). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699). 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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 November 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 17.11.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 21.10.19
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 03.08.94

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