Chromis limbata (Valenciennes, 1833)
Azores chromis
photo by Patzner, R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 45 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: including the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands; also reported from west Africa between Senegal and Pointe Noire, Congo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-12
Biology:  Adults inhabit rocky reefs and sand-weed areas (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: 15 November 2010 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 28.07.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.07.11

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