Morphology Data of Chrysiptera giti
Identification keys
Main Ref. Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 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 terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Description: This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D XIII,10-11; AII,12; pectoral rays 14-15; gill rakers on first branchial arch 6-7 + 15-16, total rakers 22-23; 13-17 tubed lateral-line scales; brilliant blue with yellow caudal-fin base and anal fin, the boundary between the blue and yellow colours extending obliquely from upper caudal-fin base to origin of anal fin is the color in life. Scales of head and body finely ctenoid. The new species most closely resembles C. hemicyanea, C. parasema, and an undescribed species (Chrysiptera species B) from New Guinea and northern Sulawesi. These species are generally allopatric over most of the geographic range, although C. hemicyanea co-occurs with the undescribed species at the Raja Ampat Islands off the extreme western end of New Guinea, and the same undescribed species is sympatric with C. parasema at eastern Flores in Indonesia (Ref. 74966). Body depth 1.9-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chrysiptera giti

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 1.5 - 1.5
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 9
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 15 - 16
on upper limb 6 - 7
total 22 - 23


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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