Chrysiptera sheila Randall, 1994
Sheila's damselfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  10.3 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Arabian Sea coast of Oman to the Gulf of Oman (around Muscat, Oman).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. Caudal fin slightly forked with rounded lobes.
Biology:  Adults are found in exposed rocky shores, common in tide pools (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: Garilao, Cristina V. - 22.05.97
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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