pink demoiselle

Scientific name Chrysiptera rex
Descriptor Snyder
Year of description 1909
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chrysiptera
Chrysiptera rex Chrysiptera rex


Chrysiptera rex, commonly known as pink demoiselle, is a salt water fish.

Who is it?


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

How to recognize the pink demoiselle ?

The pink demoiselle measures around 7 cm. The dominant males can however reach 7 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly jaune, orange, rose, violet and gris body.

Sexual dimorphism

The adult male is bigger than the female.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with alguivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The pink demoiselle is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with alguivorous tendency .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, the pink demoiselle has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The pink demoiselle 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?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 20 m
  • Flow

Biotope presentation

The pink demoiselle is most often found at a depth between 1m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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