Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Chrominae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335); unipa: Named for the acronym of Universitas Negeri Papua (State University of Papua,Manokwari)..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 42 - 70 m (Ref. 90102). Tropical
Western Pacific: Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82433)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11;
Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIV,11; A II,11; pectoral rays 18; spiniform caudal rays 3; tubed lateral-line scales 14-17; gill rakers 7-8 + 19-20 = 27-28; depth of body 2.0-2.2 in SL; sides of body with alternating blue grey and brassy yellow stripes; abdomen and lower part of head blue grey; fins are bluish except the base of caudal fin which is brown; apex of anal fin with a prominent black spot (Ref. 82433).
Collected from the type locality with rubble and low-profile coral reef substratum at the base of a steep, nearly vertical drop-off, 42 to at least 65 m depth (Ref. 82433). Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and M.V. Erdmann, 2009. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae: Chromis) from Indonesia. aqua, Int. J. Ichthyol. 15(3):121-134. (Ref. 82433)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 123201
): 27 - 28.6, mean 27.7 °C (based on 7 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.00826 - 0.04009), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).