Morphology Data of Chromis degruyi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pyle, R., J.L. Earle and B.D. Greene, 2008
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following: Dorsal rays XIII-XIV, 11-12, usually XIV, 12; anal rays II, 11-12, usually 12; pectoral rays 18; spiniform caudal rays 3; tubed lateral-line scales 15-17; gill rakers 7 + 20-21 (total 27-28); body depth 1.84-1.99 in SL. Color of the adults when fresh is dull brownish yellow with nine thin lavender-gray stripes on the side of body; a prominent black spot on dorsal half of pectoral-fin base (Ref. 59379).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chromis degruyi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 20 - 21
on upper limb 7 - 7
total 27 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 11 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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