Chromis flavicauda (Günther, 1880)
Cobalt chromis
photo by Luiz, Jr., O.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 50 - 61 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: known only from Bermuda and Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11. Body blue; dorsal fin blue, yellow distally; caudal peduncle, caudal and anal fins yellow; pelvic fins yellow at edges.
Biology:  Adults inhabit offshore reefs on relatively level bottoms, often covered with coralline algae rhodoliths (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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 January 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11

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