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Chrysiptera caesifrons  Allen, Erdmann & Kurniasih, 2015

Greyback damsel
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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 Ecology

Marine; pelagic-neritic; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 103843).   Tropical, preferred ?

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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)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Allen, Gerald R. | Collaborators

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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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) .