Scientific Name
Chromis vanderbilti  
Chromis vanderbilti凡氏光鰓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Fowler, 1941) Depth 2 - 20M
Chinese 凡氏光鰓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 凡氏光鰓魚 
Max Length 4.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World Middle West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Waianae, Oahu I., Hawaiian Is., U.S.A. 
Synonyms Pycnochromis vanderbilti   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Fowler, H. W. 1941 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 ASIZP0057339. ASIZP0073112. ASIZP0073113. NMMSTP00009. NTUM02794. NTUM02812. USNM00275317. USNM00275518. USNM00314153.  
Common Name Vanderbilt's chromis; Blackfin damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 10-12; Anal rays II, 10-12; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 16-18; body depth 2.3-2.7 in standard length. Posterior margin of preopercle smooth. 2 spinous procurrent rays on both upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Color alternating blue and yellow stripes. Caudal fin with a broad yellow upper lobe margin and a broad black lower lobe margin; margin of spinous portion of the dorsal fin also yellow; the anal fin largely black.
habitats Occurs in small to large aggregations in exposed outer reef slopes and rocky inshore reefs. Its diet consists of zooplankton, especially copepods. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Taiwan to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn Islands, north to the Izu Islands, south to Rowley Shoals and Lord Howe and Rapa Islands; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; Lyudao and Lanyu, southe 
Utility No commercial value.