Yellowfin Demoiselle, Chrysiptera flavipinnis Click to enlarge image
A Yellowfin Demoiselle at a depth of 10m in Murray Channel, Torres Strait, Queensland, 3 December 2015. Image: Andrew Green
© Andrew Green

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    flavipinnis
    Genus
    Chrysiptera
    Family
    Pomacentridae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    The species grows to 8.5 cm in length.

Introduction

The Yellowfin Demoiselle 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.

Identification

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

Habitat

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

Distribution

The species 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.



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.