half-and-half chromis

Scientific name Chromis dimidiata
Descriptor Klunzinger
Year of description 1871
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chromis
Chromis dimidiata Chromis dimidiata

Introduction

Chromis dimidiata, commonly known as half-and-half chromis, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm
  • Average size
    7 cm
  • Maximum size
    9 cm

How to recognize the half-and-half chromis ?

The half-and-half chromis measures around 7 cm. The dominant males can however reach 9 cm. The half-and-half chromis measures around 7 cm. The females are more imposing and some specimens can reach 9 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and blanc body.

Sexual dimorphism

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

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The half-and-half chromis is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

The half-and-half chromis is a territorial animal that does not tolerate any incursions into its living area. It is particularly virulent against other territorial species and it can provoke heated fights.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The half-and-half chromis is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 36 m

Biotope presentation

The half-and-half chromis is most often found at a depth between 1m and 36m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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