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Chromis dispilus

Chromis dispilusis commonly referred to as New Zealand demoiselle. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended.


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lexID:
3344 
AphiaID:
273720 
Scientific:
Chromis dispilus 
German:
Neuseeland-Demoiselle 
English:
New Zealand Demoiselle 
Category:
Jomfrufisk 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Chromis (Genus) > dispilus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Griffin, 1923 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
15°C - 28°C 
Tank:
~ 2000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2010-09-30 01:03:26 

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Griffin, 1923

Chromis dispilus, also known as the New Zealand demoiselle, is found between North Cape and East Cape of the North Island of New Zealand to depths of about 60 metres, off rocky coasts.

The New Zealand demoiselle is a small schooling fish with a compact body and a deeply forked tail and large pectoral fins. They vary in colour from a uniform grey-green to dark grey to olive green, and sometimes even black. Two small white spots on each side of the back stand out no matter what the body colour is and probably act to confuse predators. The large eyes set forward above the mouth aid in feeding on the planktonic animals which is their main diet. Schools of demoiselle are normally seen near rock pinnacles and underwater cliff faces, where currents bring a steady supply of food.

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Labroidei (Suborder) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Chromis (Genus) > Chromis dispilus (Species)

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