Chromis nitida (Whitley, 1928)

Chromis nitida
Chromis nitida
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 4 March 2011
Location: 
N W Solitary Island
Depth: 
13m
Chromis nitida
Chromis nitida
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Saturday, 16 September 2017
Location: 
N W Solitary Is.
Depth: 
12m
Common name: Yellowback Puller
Distribution:

Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Distributed through the Western Pacific region. In Australia recorded from northern Queensland to northern New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents outer edges of reefs rich in coral growth, sometimes in lagoons. Depths to at least 25m.

Additional Notes:

Distinctive olive/yellow back with white belly and black "scissor tail" marking on caudal fin, distinct black spot on pectoral fin base. Juveniles similar colouration to adults. Grows to about 90mm.

References:

R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.250.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://fishbase.ca/summary/Chromis-nitida.html. Accessed 14/05/18.