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Chromis chromis (Linnaeus, 1758)
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Chromis chromis (Linnaeus , 1758)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chromis: Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Linnaeus .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 40 m (Ref. 10797 ).   Subtropical; 46°N - 12°S, 32°W - 36°E

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Mediterranean Sea: Eastern Atlantic: Along the coast of Portugal to the Gulf of Guinea (St. Thomas Island = São Tomé Island), may also reach Angola. Quoted mainly in the islands (Azores, Salvage, Canary, Annobon, etc.) than on the continent.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10797 ); common length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10797 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 9 - 11

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults form small shoals in midwater above or near rocky reefs or above seagrass meadows ( Posidonia . They feed on small planktonic or benthic animals (Ref. 6760 ). Reproduce in summer (Ref. 6760 ). Eggs characterized by adhesive filaments are nested on rocky or sandy bottoms (Ref. 6760 ). Males guard the eggs (Ref. 6760 ).

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Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205 ). Breed on rocky or sandy bottoms (Ref. 6760 ). Males guard the eggs (Ref. 6760 ).

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Loris, D. and J. Rucabado , 1990. Pomacentridae. p. 842-850. In J.C. Quéro, J.C. Hureau, C. Karrer, A. Post and L. Saldanha (eds.) Check-list of the fishes of the eastern tropical Atlantic (CLOFETA). JNICT, Lisbon; SEI, Paris; and UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 10797 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 15 November 2010

CITES (Ref. 118484 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 16.2 - 27.8, mean 20.1 (based on 208 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01380 (0.01109 - 0.01718), b=2.93 (2.87 - 2.99), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.8   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies. Generation time: 4.8 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 2 growth studies. Resilience (Ref. 120179 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   Unknown .

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