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); caesifrons: Name from Latin meaning 'bluish-grey forehead' ('caesius' for blue-grey and 'frons' for forehead or brow); referring to its distinguishing colour pattern; third declension compound adjective in the feminine nominative singular.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 103843). Tropical, preferred ?
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Southwest Pacific: with confirmed occurrence in Indonesia (Halmahera and West Papua), NE Papua New Guinea (including New Britain, Admiralty Islands, Milne Bay Province), Solomon Is., Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and Australia (entire extent of the Great Barrier Reef).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103843)
Found on rocky substrates, frequently close to shore and often in gullies just below the surge zone at depths of about 1-6 m. Generally solitary or in small, loose groups (Ref. 103843).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., M.V. Erdmann and E.M. Kurniasih, 2015. Chrysiptera caesifrons, a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the south-western Pacific Ocean. J. Ocean Sci. Found. 15:16-32. (Ref. 103843)
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=0.02239 (0.01073 - 0.04672), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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 (12 of 100) .