Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
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)


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.


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.


Fishes of the Andaman Sea. (17/03/20).

Froese, R. & D. Pauly. Eds. 2020. FishBase. Chrysiptera biocellata. (16/03/20).


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