Chromis hanui Randall & Swerdloff, 1973
Chocolate-dip Chromis
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 50 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: confined to the Hawaiian Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Body short, almost round. Color is brown with a black spot on the pectoral fin base. The caudal fin, caudal peduncle and the adjacent portion of the dorsal and anal fins white.
Biology:  Adults inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs. They are found in aggregations above corals (Ref. 9710). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). 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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 13.04.93
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 29.01.13
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.08.94

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