Chrysiptera unimaculata

Onespot demoiselle | Onespot Damsel
Chrysiptera unimaculata
Chrysiptera unimaculata


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Dusky yellow body with fine blue lines on head across eye, an ocellus on rear dorsal fin and upper tail base, sometimes a second ocellus on dorsal fin further up the back. Almost identical to the dusky yellow form of Chrysiptera brownriggii (Surge Damselfish), although that species has the rear eye-spot further back on tail (rather than immediately behind dorsal fin). Length to 10 cm.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-29.7°C

Depth: 0-3m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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 (10.5% 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: Few (2 per transect)

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

Edit by: Joe Shields