Chrysiptera unimaculata   (Cuvier,  1830) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae

Description
Max. size: 10.0 cm TL.

Dorsal spines (total): 13-13, Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 12-14. Those between Pacific and Indian Ocean are most different. Adults usually plain dark with a black spot at the end of the dorsal fin base and a small orange spot on gill-plate. This species may resemble C. biocellata but never has a pale bar on its side. Usually it has more (19 against 18) pectoral rays and more pored lateral line scales (18 against 17 in upper series). Movement by the oscillation of median or pectoral fins.


Synonym (s)
Glyphisodon leucopoma Cuvier, 1830
Glyphidodon dispar Gunther, 1862
Glyphidodon hemimelas Kner, 1868
Glyphidodontops unimaculatus (Cuvier, 1830)
Glyphisodon filholi Sauvage, 1879
Glyphisodon unimaculatus Cuvier, 1830

Common Name (s)
• Onespot Damselfish (English)
• Onespot Demoiselle (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)
Cultured:  Unknown

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic algae, weeds

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Great Nicobar Island INDIA (Record: 08/2000-07/2003)

Literature Source(s)
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