Chrysiptera rollandi

Bluehead Demoiselle | Rolland's Demoiselle
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi, adult, QLD, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi, adult, Bali, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi, juvenile, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi, adult, Sulawesi, Indonesia, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi
Chrysiptera rollandi


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Dark grey-blue forehead becoming pale below and behind, blue stripe on either side of head running from snout to start of dorsal fin, often joining together to create a crown like appearance. Long, pointed white pelvic fin. Localised variations can have yellow rear of body.


Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-30.8°C

Depth: 2-35m

Habitat Generalization Index: 12.3

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 (42.8% 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 (32 per transect)

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