Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
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Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Genus: ,

Scientific Name: Chrysiptera biocellata

English Name: Twinspot damselfish

Creole Name: -

French Name: -

IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (NE)

Description:

Dorsal spines: 13; Dorsal rays: 12-14; Anal spines: 2; Anal rays: 13-14.

Body ovate, compressed. 2 rows of teeth on jaws. Caudal fin emarginate to bilobed.

Colour. Drab olive grey or greenish grey, with a white vertical bar on middle of trunk. Dark spots at the posterior base of the dorsal fin.


Size:

Maturity: Lm unknown. Range unknown. Max Length: 12.5cm TL.


Habitat and Ecology:

Occurs typically on inner reefs flats, shallow lagoons and channels over rubble and rocky outcrops (Depth 0-5m). Feeds primarily on filamentous algae. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are deposited inside empty shells or under stones or shells. Males guard and aerate the eggs.


Fishery Status:

This species is not protected or subject to fishery regulations. It may be occasionally caught in nets but would typically be released as too small.


Notes:
References:

Fishes of the Andaman Sea. https://www.kahaku.go.jp/research/db/zoology/Fishes_of_Andaman_Sea/contents/pomacentridae/20.html (17/03/20).

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2020. FishBase. Chrysiptera biocellata. https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Chrysiptera-biocellata.html (16/03/20).


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