Chrysiptera burtjonesi Allen, Erdmann & Cahyani, 2017
Burt’s damselfish
Burt’s damselfish
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Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  4.82 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 12 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Solomon Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13; Vertebrae: 25-26. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XIII,11 (rarely 10 or 12); A II,12 (rarely 13); pectoral-fin rays 15 (14-16); gill rakers on first branchial arch 9-11+20-22 = 29-32; tubed lateral-line scales 13-16 (usually 14-15); preorbital and suborbital scales usually absent, occasionally 1-3 embedded scales present; color of adult generally grayish brown to greenish (sometimes with neon blue/green transverse streak on each scale) with translucent to pale greenish fins, except bright yellow ventrally on head, body, and adjacent anal and pelvic fins, a broad yellow band present from base of first few dorsal-fin spines to outer edge of last dorsal-fin spine; color of juvenile neon blue on head, most of body (above diagonal line from pelvic-fin base to base of uppermost caudal-fin ray), and dorsal fin, remainder of body and adjacent fins are bright yellow (Ref. 116668).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Type locality of Chrysiptera burtjonesi, Florida Group, Nggela Island, Avi Avi. It is known from the following islands and reefs: Isabel, Choiseul, Makira, Malaita and nearby Alite Reef, Shortland Islands, New Georgia Group, Russell Group, and the Florida Group (Ref. 116668).

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 07.02.18

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