Chromis nigroanalis Randall, 1988
Kenyan chromis
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 40 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indian Ocean: Maldives and off Kenya. Western Central Pacific: Java Sea (Seribu Islands).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Description: Overall bluish grey. Body depth 1.7-1.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit outer reef slopes (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: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11

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