Black-axil chromis

This fish is often confused with Chromis viridis.

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The Black-axil chromis lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 1 - 29 m environment.

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Black-axil Chromis Chromis atripectoralis Kō‘utu‘utu (MT) Other Names: Blackfin Chromis Other Traditional Names: Koutuutu (MT), Katoti (AK), Pisa (TS TW), Kamotu (MH) Other Names: German: Schwarzachsel-Chromis; French: Chromis à Zone Axillaire Noire Synonyms: - More

COMMON NAMES: Black-axil Chromis, Blackfin Chromis; German Schwarzachsel-Chromis; French Chromis à Zone Axillaire Noire TRADITIONAL NAMES: Kō‘utu‘utu (MT), Katoti (AK), Pīsā (TS TW), Kamotu (MH) GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION: NATIVE GBR - Tuamotus; n. to s.Japan; s. More

The Black-axil chromis is a damselfish from the tropical Indo-Pacific. This fish can reach almost 5 in (12 cm) in length. This fish inhabits lagoons and reefs. It often occurs in large numbers, feeding above Acropora corals. More

Black-axil Chromis (Chromis atripectoralis), but you can recognize the Black-axil Chromis by the distinct black blotch that is present on its inner pectoral axil. In some specimens, the black spot is really small and hard to notice. More

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Common names

'Atoti in Tahitian (Reo Mā`ohi)
Aoba-suzumedai in Japanese (日本語)
Black-axil chromis in English
Blackaxil puller in English
blackfin chromis in English
Blue-green puller in English
Chromis atripectoralis in Catalan (Català)
Chromis atripectoralis in French (français)
Palata in Tagbanwa Calamian
Palata in Unknown
Sara in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
sara ni veilase in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Tu'u'u-segasega in Samoan (gagana fa'a Samoa)
綠光鰓魚 in Mandarin Chinese
綠光鰓魚 in Unknown
绿光鳃鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
绿光鳃鱼 in Unknown
黑腋光鰓雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黑腋光鰓雀鯛 in Unknown
黑腋光鳃雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黑腋光鳃雀鲷 in Unknown

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacentridae
Genus : Chromis
Species : Chromis atripectoralis
Authority : Welander and Schultz, 1951