Chromis weberi (Fowler & Bean, 1928)
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Chromis weberi (Fowler & Bean, 1928)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Chromis weberi

English Name: Weber's chromis

Creole Name:

French Name: Chromis de Weber

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 12-13; Dorsal rays: 11-12; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 11-12.

Damselfish with deeply forked tail.

Colour. Uniformly pale brown to greyish brown. Dark vertical bar on eye. Distinct dark bar behind eye at edge of preopercle. Second dark bar at opercle edge down to pectoral apices. Dark-edged scales on body form latticework. Caudal fin has dark tips. Pectoral fins and distal portion of soft dorsal and anal fins and margin of caudal fin hyaline.


Size:

Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 13.5cm TL.


Habitat and Ecology:

Inhabits coral and rocky reefs, occurring in reef channels and steep outer reef slopes, singly or in small to large schools (depth 3-40m). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Diurnal species.


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It is not subject to fisheries.


Notes:
References:

Bray, D.J. 2019. Chromis weberi in Fishes of Australia, http://136.154.202.208/home/species/2323 (30/05/20).

CIBD. Chromis weberi. http://cookislands.bishopmuseum.org/species.asp?id=13811 (30/05/20). 

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2020. FishBase. https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Chromis-weberi.html (30/05/20).


Citation:

Nevill, J.E.G. (2020). Seychelles Seatizens. Chromis weberihttp://seatizens.sc/species/7152-2/


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