<i>Chrysiptera talboti </i> Click to enlarge image
Talbot's Demoiselle, Chrysiptera talboti (Allen, 1975) Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    talboti
    Genus
    Chrysiptera
    Family
    Pomacentridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 7 cm in length.

Introduction

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.

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).


Glyphidodontops talboti I.15684-004

The holotype of C. talboti

Image: Mark Allen
© Australian Museum

Habitat

The species occurs on coral reefs.

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.



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.