Chromis xanthura (Bleeker, 1854)
Black or paletail chromis

These damsels are often seen hanging off the edge of the seaward or pinnacle reefs, feeding on plankton. They often intermix with similarly colored Acanthurus thompsoni. Maximum reported length is about 17cm.

Young individual.

Even younger from Jay Lord.

Created 8 October 2017
Updated 15 December 2017

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