Chromis chrysura

Stoutbody Puller | Robust Puller | Stout Chromis
Chromis chrysura
Chromis chrysura, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chromis chrysura
Chromis chrysura, adult, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chromis chrysura
Chromis chrysura, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Graham Edgar
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Chromis chrysura
Chromis chrysura
Chromis chrysura


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Dark with a white tail. Almost triangular body shape, dark-edged scales, light grey crescent below eye. Swims in groups well above seabed.


Max Size: 14 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21.3-29.4°C

Depth: 6-45m

Habitat Generalization Index: 12.13

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Frequent (14.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (66 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.