Chromis atripectoralis

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Chromis atripectoralis
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Chromis
C. atripectoralis
Binomial name
Chromis atripectoralis
Welander & Schultz, 1951

The black-axil chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), also known as the blackfin chromis or blue-green puller, is a damselfish from the tropical Indo-Pacific. This fish can reach almost 12 centimetres (4.7 in) in length. It inhabits lagoons and reefs, and often occurs in large numbers, feeding above Acropora corals.[1] This fish mostly feeds upon copepods, amphipods, and zoea.

This fish is often confused with Chromis viridis. It differs from this species by having a black blotch at the base of the pectoral fin when it mature.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Chromis atripectoralis" in FishBase. Mar 2007 version.

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