Scientific Name
Chromis acares  
Chromis acares侏儒光鰓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall & Swerdloff, 1973 Depth 2 - 37M
Chinese 侏儒光鰓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 侏儒光鰓魚 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Off tanker buoys at harbor entrance, Rarotonga, Cook Is., 20 m 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Randall, J. E. etc. 1973 Moyer, J.T. 1977 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Kim, Y.U. etc. 1997 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058576.  
Common Name Midget chromis 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 11; Anal rays II, 10-11; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 15-17; body depth 2.4-2.6 in standard length. 2 spinous procurrent caudal rays on both upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Pearly white with an elongate yellow blotch extending from behind the eye to the pectoral fin base, and a small, less than eye diameter, yellow spot on the posterior base of the soft dorsal fin. Caudal fin with yellow dorsal and ventral edges.
habitats Found in exposed seaward reefs. Sometimes inhabits clear lagoons or channels. Occurs in small to large aggregations on the upper edge of the slope over live coral or rubble. 
Distribution Distributed in Pacific Ocean from Mariana Islands to the Hawaiian and Society Islands, south to Vanuatu and Austral Islands, Mariana, east Caroline, and Marshall Islands in Micronesia; possibly at Rowley Shoals. It is very rare and only found in southern  
Utility No commercial value.