Scientific Name
Chromis ovatiformes
Chromis ovatiformes卵形光鰓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Fowler, 1946 Depth 10 - 40M
Chinese 卵形光鰓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 卵形光鰓魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 卵形光鰓魚、厚殼仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Aguni Shima, Ryukyu Is. Japan 
Synonyms Chromis ovatiformis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Fowler, H. W. 1946 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 ASIZP0055182. ASIZP0069401. ASIZP0069402. ASIZP0069404. BPBMI22692. NMMSTP00100.  
Common Name Ovate chromis 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII-XIII, 12-13; Anal rays II, 12-14; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 13-15; body depth 1.8-2.0 in standard length. 2 spinous procurrent rays on upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Body yellowish brown to greyish; posterior of soft dorsal fin, anal and caudal fins, and caudal peduncle white or pale.
habitats Inhabits outer coral or rocky reefs from 20 to 40m depth; seldom in shallow waters. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Miyakejima to Okinawajima and Taiwan. Also known to occur in the Philippines. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.