Animal Species:South Seas Demoiselle, Chrysiptera taupo (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
The South Seas Demoiselle is a brightly coloured species that lives in tropical waters of the south-west Pacific.
Standard Common Name
South Seas Demoiselle
Fiji Damsel, South Seas Devil
The species is bright blue with scattered white spots. The fins and belly are yellow.
South Seas Demoiselles occur in tropical waters of the south-west Pacific. In Australia the species is known from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
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.
Distribution by collection data
Tropical coral reefs and inshore areas.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology