Chromis pamae Randall & McCosker, 1992
Chromis pamae
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  10.38 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 4 - 44 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Pitcairn, Tuamoto Islands, and Austral Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-12; Vertebrae: 26-26
Biology:  Adults feed on zooplankton well above the substratum. They swim swiftly for cover from predators. The fleshy papillae at the posterior and ventral edge of the orbit may function to ensure smooth flow of water over the eye when swimming rapidly (Ref. 10668). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972). 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. 54980).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.04.97
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 23.10.19

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