Yellow demoiselle

Adults feed mainly on benthic algae but also on sponges, ascidiacea and anemones while juvenile feed on invertebrates such as harpacticoid copepods and nemerteans.

The Yellow demoiselle lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 0 - 30 m environment.

yellow demoiselle (Chromis fumea). The females are always greenish-black, whereas the males become more blue as they grow older, as also their tails grow whiter. Most demoiselles seen these days are no older than 3-4 years. More

Common names

Chopa cacao in Spanish (español)
Chopita cacao in Spanish (español)
cocoa damselfish in English
Donzela-cacau in Portuguese (Português)
jaqueta castaña in Spanish (español)
Leopoldito variable in Spanish (español)
Tofarvet jomfrufisk in Danish (dansk)
yellow demoiselle in English
可可雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
可可雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
杂色眶锯雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
雜色眶鋸雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacentridae
Genus : Stegastes
Species : Stegastes variabilis
Authority : Castelnau, 1855