Chrysiptera flavipinnis (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
Yellowfin damselfish

Yellow-fin demoiselle

Chrysiptera flavipinnis
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
 Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 38 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Pacific: Samarai Island off southeast end of Papua New Guinea, Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef and eastern Australia as far south as Sydney.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Description: Head and body blue with yellow dorsal zone; fins all yellow, dorsal and anal fins with horizontal stripe. Body depth 2.2-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Adults inhabit rubble and dead coral outcrops that are often situated in sandy areas (Ref. 7247). They occur solitarily or in small groups. 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:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Recorded from Samarai. Also Ref. 7247.

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.08.94
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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