Chromis fumea

Smoky puller | Fawn Puller | Smoky Chromis | Yellow Demoiselle
Chromis fumea
Chromis fumea, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Overall colour can vary but usually yellow-brown, sometimes with distinct divide between a coloured back over a silver underside. Black spot at pectoral fin base, white spot below rear dorsal fin, and black tail fin margins.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 18-31.3°C

Depth: 3-72m

Habitat Generalization Index: 0.79

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: Infrequent (3.1% 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: Large aggregations (104 per transect)

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