starck's damselfish

Scientific name Chrysiptera starcki
Descriptor Allen
Year of description 1973
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chrysiptera
Chrysiptera starcki Chrysiptera starcki

Introduction

Chrysiptera starcki, commonly known as starck's damselfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

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

How to recognize the starck's damselfish ?

The starck's damselfish measures around 6 cm. The dominant males can however reach 7 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and bleu body.

Sexual dimorphism

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 starck's damselfish is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is planctophage .

The starck's damselfish 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. Relationships between conspecifics are also hectic, with each seeking to secure its place.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The starck's damselfish 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.

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Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 28 °C
  • Depth
    20 - 60 m

Biotope presentation

The starck's damselfish is most often found at a depth between 20m and 60m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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