Animal Species:Yellowfin Damsel, Chrysiptera flavipinnis (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
The Yellowfin Damsel is blue on the sides of the body and pale below. The species occurs in tropical and some temperate marine waters of the south-western Pacific.
Standard Common Name
The Yellowfin Damsel is blue on the sides of the body and pale below. The upper sides, caudal peduncle and dorsal fin are yellow.
The species grows to 8.5 cm in length.
The Yellowfin Damsel occurs in tropical and some temperate marine waters of the south-western Pacific. In Australia it is known from the northern Great Barrier Reef to the southern coast of New South Wales.
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
It is found on rubble areas and coral outcrops on sand.
- Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Mergus. Pp. 271. 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.
- Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
- 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