Chromis notata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Pearl-spot chromis
Chromis notata
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: southern Japan, Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, and China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-12. A prominent white spot just behind the posterior base of the soft dorsal fin.
Biology:  Adults inhabit inshore and offshore coral or rocky reefs (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). Diurnal species (Ref. 52881).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.08.94
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19

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