stout chromis

Scientific name Chromis chrysura
Descriptor Bliss
Year of description 1883
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chromis
Chromis chrysura Chromis chrysura

Introduction

Chromis chrysura, commonly known as stout chromis, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale
  • Average size
    10 cm
  • Maximum size
    14 cm
  • Pattern
    rayure horizontale

How to recognize the stout chromis ?

The stout chromis measures around 10 cm. The dominant males can however reach 14 cm. The stout chromis measures around 10 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 14 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body. The also has blanc rayure horizontale.

Sexual dimorphism

The female is bigger than the male.
The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    planctophage
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The stout chromis is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is planctophage .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. However, the stout chromis has little concern for non-territorial animals.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare

The stout chromis is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 45 m

Biotope presentation

The stout chromis is most often found at a depth between 0m and 45m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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