Animal Species:Talbot's Demoiselle, Chrysiptera talboti (Allen, 1975)

Talbot's Demoiselle can be recognised by its colouration. It has a purplish to grey body. The species occurs in marine waters of the Western Pacific.

Standard Common Name

Talbot's Demoiselle

Identification

Talbot's Demoiselle can be recognised by its colouration. It has a purplish to grey body. The head and pelvic fins are yellow. There is a large black spot on the dorsal fin.

The holotype of C. talboti was collected at One Tree Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland in December 1969. It is stored in the Australian Museum Fish Collection (AMS I.15684-004).

Size range

It grows to about 7 cm in length.

Distribution

The species occurs in marine waters of the Western Pacific. In Australia, Talbot's Demoiselle is known from the offshore reefs of north-western Western Australia and the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef.

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.

Chrysiptera talboti

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Talbot's Demoiselle specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

The species occurs on coral reefs.

Classification

Species:
talboti
Genus:
Chrysiptera
Family:
Pomacentridae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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References

  1. Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  3. 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
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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Talbot's Demoiselle, Chrysiptera talboti, Pomacentridae, purple, grey, 'normal fish', < 10 cm, marine, adult,