Scientific Name
Chromis xanthochira  
Chromis xanthochira黃腋光鰓雀鯛
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Bleeker, 1851) Depth 10 - 48M
Chinese 黃腋光鰓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃腋光鰓魚 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Banda Neira, Banda Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Chromis reticulatus, Chromis xanthochir, Chromis xanthocira, Heliases xanthochirus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  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 ASIZP0070784. ASIZP0071153. ASIZP0074254. FRIP00261.  
Common Name Yellowaxil chromis; Yellow-tail chromis; Yellow-axil chromis 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 11; Anal rays II, 11-12; pectoral rays 19; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.0-2.2 in standard length. 3 spinous procurrent rays on upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Color olivaceous to bluish gray, the scale edges dark brown; a large yellow blotch around the pectoral fin base and base part of the fin, standing out in the natural lights at depths. This species differs from C. weberi by having a thin black preopercular bar and lacking black tips on its caudal fin lobes.
habitats Primarily found along deep outer reef walls. Occurs singly or in small groups in outer reef slopes. Feed on plankton. 
Distribution Western Central Pacific including Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and northern Great Barrier Reef. Reported from Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean. It is very rare and only found in Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.