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 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).
It grows to about 7 cm in length.
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.
Distribution by collection data
The species occurs on coral reefs.
- Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Western Australian Museum. Pp. 292.
- Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
- 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