Chromis viridis

Green puller | Green Chromis
Chromis viridis
Chromis viridis, Great Barrier Reef, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chromis viridis
Chromis viridis, adult, Goulds Reef, GBRMP, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Chromis viridis
Chromis viridis, adult, North WA, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
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Chromis viridis
Chromis viridis
Chromis viridis


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Pale blue to green body, differs from C. atripectoralis (blackaxil puller) by lacking black patch at pectoral fin base. Occurs in large schools on sheltered reefs.


Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.1°C

Depth: 1-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: 9.8

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: Common (24.4% 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 (138 per transect)

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