Chrysiptera notialis (Allen, 1975)

Chrysiptera notialis
Chrysiptera notialis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 3 April 2015
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
12m
Additional Notes: 

This species form distinct pairs during breeding with subsequent eggs adhering to the rocky substrate. Grows to 9cm. Common name: Southern Demoiselle.

Chrysiptera notialis
Chrysiptera notialis
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Monday, 2 January 2017
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Common name: Southern Demoiselle
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the western Pacific - New Caledonia, Lord Howe Is, Norfolk Is and eastern Australia.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents rocky reef areas, depths from 7 to 45m.

Additional Notes:

Elongate appearance with long, sometimes untidy looking fins. Fine blue edging to dorsal and anal fins. Oviparous, pair during breeding after which eggs are deposited on the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs. Grows to 90mm.