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.

A Yellowfin Damsel at North West Solitary Island

Ian Shaw © Ian Shaw

Standard Common Name

Yellowfin Damsel

Identification

The Yellowfin Damsel is blue on the sides of the body and pale below. The upper sides, caudal peduncle and dorsal fin are yellow.

Size range

The species grows to 8.5 cm in length.

Distribution

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.

Chrysiptera flavipinnis

Distribution by collection data

Ozcam map of Yellowfin Damsel specimens in the Australian Museum.

What does this mean?

Habitat

It is found on rubble areas and coral outcrops on sand.

Classification

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

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References

  1. 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.
  2. Kuiter, R.H. 1996. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland. Pp. 433.
  3. Kuiter, R.H. 2000. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Gary Allen. Pp. 437.
  4. 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, Yellowfin Damsel, Chrysiptera flavipinnis, Pomacentridae, yellow, blue, white, 'normal fish', < 10 cm, countershaded, marine, adult,