Animal Species:One-spot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis (Gunther, 1876)

The One-spot Puller is blue-grey or green-grey. It has a distinct white spot on the caudal peduncle and a black pectoral fin base.

One-spot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis

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Standard Common Name

One-spot Puller

Identification

The One-spot Puller is blue-grey or green-grey. It has a distinct white spot on the caudal peduncle and a black pectoral fin base.

Size range

The species grows to 15 cm in length.

Distribution

The One-spot Puller is recorded from northern New South Wales to northern Tasmania.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Chromis hypsilepis

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of One-spot Puller specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

It lives in rocky areas.

Feeding and Diet

It is often seen above the sea bottom schooling in large numbers and feeding on zooplankton.

Mating and reproduction

The eggs of One-spot Pullers are deposited communally on rocky reefs, and are guarded by numerous males.

Classification

Species:
hypsilepis
Genus:
Chromis
Family:
Pomacentridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?

References

  1. Edgar, G.J. 1997. Australian Marine Life: the plants and animals of temperate waters. Reed Books. Pp. 544.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. in Gomon, M.F, Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
  3. Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
  4. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  5. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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