Chromis cinerascens (Cuvier, 1830)
Green puller

Moong Palata,  Pata-pata,  Samok-samok, 

Chromis cinerascens
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
 Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 15 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and northwestern Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 11-12. Description: Exhibits geographic color variations (Ref. 7247). Overall olive green, often yellowish, pelvic fins white or yellow (from Indonesia). Body depth 1.9-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Adults inhabit coral reefs (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Also Ref. 48613.

 Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.07.94
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11

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