Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Chrysiptera: Greek, chrysos = golden + Greek, pteron = fin, wing (Ref. 45335); albata: Named for the overall coloration, its distinctive feature ('albata' = clothed in white).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 40 - 55 m (Ref. 53986). Tropical, preferred ?
Eastern Central Pacific: Phoenix Islands (Kiribati).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 53986)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13. Diagnosis: Whitish overall without distinct marks. D XIV,12; A II,13; P 15-16. Gill rakers on first branchial arch 5 or 6 + 19 or 20, total rakers 19 or 20. Tubed lateral line scales 15 or 16 (Ref. 53986).
Adults inhabit sand and rubble bottoms of steep outer slopes. Numerous individuals in loose aggregations observed in gullies that dissected the steep slope. Invariably sighted to stay close to the bottom, quickly retreating into holes among the rubble when approached closely, The largest individual that was observed was estimated to be about 35 cm SL (Ref. 53986). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R. and S. Bailey, 2002. Chrysiptera albata, a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the Phoenix Islands, Central Pacific Ocean. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 6(1):39-43. (Ref. 53986)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .