Chrysiptera glauca   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 10.0 cm TL.

Dorsal spines (total): 13-13, Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 11-13. Juveniles are a brilliant blue, but lighter in coloration and not as spectacular as C. cyaneus, becoming dull bluish grey with growth. Movement by the oscillation of median or pectoral fins.
Occurs in small groups

Synonym (s)
Abudefduf glaucus (Cuvier, 1830)
(senior synonym)
Abudefduf caesio Seale, 1906
(junior synonym)
Chrysiptera hollisi Fowler, 1946
(junior synonym)
Chrysoptera glauca (Cuvier, 1830)
(senior synonym)
Glyphidodon pallidus De Vis, 1884
(junior synonym)
Glyphidodontops glaucus (Cuvier, 1830)
(senior synonym)
Glyphisodon glaucus Cuvier, 1830
(senior synonym)
Glyphisodon modestus Schlegel & Müller, 1839
(junior synonym)
Glyphisodon phaiosoma Bleeker, 1849
(junior synonym)
Chrysoptera glauca (Cuvier, 1830)

Common Name (s)
• Grey demoiselle (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Cultured:  No

Habitat:  Reef Associated, Rocky, Sandy
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Amphipods, Crabs (Tetralia globerrina), isopods, shrimps/prawns, bony fish, fish eggs/larvae (Istiblennius sp.), insects (winged ant), gastropods (Cerithium sp.), benthic algae/weeds, polychaetes


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Wafar, MVM (2003) Checklists of reef fauna Available at -
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  • Heemstra, E; Heemstra, P; Smale, M; Hoopers, T and Pelicier, D (2004) Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues Journal of natural history Taylor and Francis 38(23-24) 3315 - 3350 Available at - index/
  • Letourneur, Y; Chabanet, P; Durville, P; Taquet, M; Teissier, E; Parmentier, M; Quero, JC and Pothin, K (2004) An updated checklist of the marine fish fauna of Reunion Island, south-western Indian Ocean Cybium 28(3) 199-216
  • Durville, P; Chabanet, P and Quod, JP (2003) Visual Census of the Reef Fishes in the Natural Reserve of the Glorieuses Islands (Western Indian Ocean) Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. WIOMSA 2 95-104
  • Chabanet, P and Patrick, D (2005) Reef Fish Inventory of Juan De Novas Natural Park (Western Indian Ocean) Western Indian Ocean Journal Marine Sciences 2005 WIOMSA 4 145-162
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Mehdi, A; Yves, L; Michel, P and Salvat, B (1998) Factors influencing spatial distribution of fish communities an a fringing reef at Mauritius, S.W. Indian Ocean Environmental Biology of Fishes Kluwer Academic Publishers 53 169-182 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Rajaram, R; Srinivasan, M; Khan, SA and Kannan, L (2004) Ichthyofaunal diversity of great Nicobar Island, Bay of Bengal Journal of Indian fisheries association 31 13-26 Available at - NIO, Goa
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  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa

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