Chromis axillaris (Bennett, 1831)
Grey chromis
Chromis axillaris
photo by SFSA

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  10 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 60 - 80 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius and off the coast of eastern Africa. Western Central Pacific: New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-13. With a black bar on the caudal peduncle.
Biology:  Adults inhabit deep offshore trawling grounds (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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 November 2010 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 26.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 18.07.11

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