Animal Species:Onespot Puller, Chromis hypsilepis (Gunther, 1876)
The Onespot Puller is a schooling species with a distinct white spot at the base of the tail.
Standard Common Name
Brown Puller, One-spot Chromis
The Onespot Puller is blue-grey or green-grey. It has a distinct white spot on the caudal peduncle and a black pectoral fin base.
The species grows to 15 cm in length.
The species is recorded from northern New South Wales to northern Tasmania.
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 lives in rocky areas.
Feeding and Diet
It is often seen above the sea bottom schooling in large numbers and feeding on zooplankton.
Mating and reproduction
The eggs of Onespot Pullers are deposited communally on rocky reefs, and are guarded by numerous males.
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- Kuiter, R.H. in Gomon, M.F, Glover, C.J.M. & R.H. Kuiter (Eds). 1994. The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. State Print, Adelaide. Pp. 992.
- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
- 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.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology