Chromis dimidiata   (Klunzinger,  1871) (Fish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae

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Description
Size: 9.0 cm TL

Anterior 2/3 of the body dark brown to black; posterior 1/3 pearly white. Locomotion by the oscillation of median or pectoral fins. Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 12; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12.

Synonym (s)
Chromis dimidiatus (Klunzinger, 1871)
(Senior synonym)
Heliastes dimidiatus Klunzinger, 1871
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Chocolatedip Chromis (English)
• Half and Half Chromis (English)
• Ekkibadong Nilamahi (Mahl)
• Padatham (Malayalam)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)
Cultured:  Unknown

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Planktonic invertebrates, benthic algae/weeds
Predator:  Bonyfishes of the family Serranidae (Cephalopholis hemistiktos, Cephalopholis miniata)

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)

Literature Source(s)
  • (2003) Catalog of fishes Available at - http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/
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  • 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
  • Kemp, JM (1998) Zoogeography of the coral reef fishes of the Socotra Archipelago Journal of Biogeography 25 919-933
  • 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
  • Garpe, KC and Ohman, MC (2003) Coral and fish distribution patterns in Mafia Island marine park Tanzania fish habitat interactions Hydrobiologia Kluwer Academic Publishers 498 191-211 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2003) Habitat distribution and species diversity of coral reef fishes in the reefslope of the Kavaratti atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 88-98 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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