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Chromis xanthochira (Bleeker, 1851)
Yellow-axil Chromis; Yellow-blotch Puller; Yellowaxil Chromis; Heliases xanthochirus Bleeker, 1851

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Chromis  
  Chromis xanthochira    (Bleeker, 1851) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Chromis reticulatus Chromis xanthochir Chromis xanthocira Heliases xanthochirus   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2005); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 11; Anal rays II, 11-12; pectoral rays 19; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.0-2.2 in standard length. 3 spinous procurrent rays on upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Color olivaceous to bluish gray, the scale edges dark brown; a large yellow blotch around the pectoral fin base and base part of the fin, standing out in the natural lights at depths. This species differs from C. weberi by having a thin black preopercular bar and lacking black tips on its caudal fin lobes. 
Habitat: Primarily found along deep outer reef walls. Occurs singly or in small groups in outer reef slopes. Feed on plankton. 
Distribution: Western Central Pacific including Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and northern Great Barrier Reef. Reported from Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is very rare and only found in Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382350
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