Chrysiptera taupou

South Seas Demoiselle | Fiji Damsel | South Seas Devil
Chrysiptera taupou
Chrysiptera taupou, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chrysiptera taupou
Chrysiptera taupou, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Chrysiptera taupou
Chrysiptera taupou, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
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Chrysiptera taupou
Chrysiptera taupou
Chrysiptera taupou

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Neon blue head and back sharply demarcated from yellow/orange belly. Black spots merging into stripe from nose through and behind eye, light spots forming irregular rows on sides. Often with a black spot at rear base of dorsal fin. Males and females also differ, with males having blue dorsal fins, while females are mainly yellow.


Information

Max Size: 8 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-30.1°C

Depth: 0-10m

Habitat Generalization Index: 3.89

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 (28.5% 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 (19 per transect)

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