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Chromis alpha


Chromis alpha was originally described as Chromis alpha by Randall in 1988. It belongs to the family Pomacentridae. It is commonly known as Yellow-speckled chromis and is known Yellowspeckled puller in Australia, Yellow-speckled chromis in Guam, Yellow-speckled chromis in Micronesia, Federated States. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   alpha
AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
AuthorNI   Randall
Qualification   ---
Year   1988
Status   Valid
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Family   Pomacentridae
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Genus   Chromis
Subgenus   ---

Family   Pomacentridae
Genus   Chromis
Original Name   Chromis        
Taxon Name   alpha
Original Combination   Chromis alpha
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chromis alpha
OriginalSubGenus   Chromis
Original Author   Randall
Original AuthorWI   Randall [J. E.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1988
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Outside reef off western side of Rimatuu Islet, Tetiaroa Atoll, Society Islands, depth 45 meters.
Types   Paratypes: AMS I.16650-001 (1), I.17474-003 (1), I.19476-021 (2), I.22580-012 (1); ANSP 134269 (1); BPBM 6898 (4), 11544 (2), 14702 (2), 14999 (1), 16083 (2), 17506 (1), 18388 (1), 18467 (3), 19979 (1), 30938 (14), 30951 (2), 31159 (2); MNHN 1976-129 (1); USNM 209903 (1), 223922 (4), 273546 (1); WAM P.24939 (5), P.25283-001 (1), P.27826-025 (3), P.28165-007 (1).
Type Catalogue   Type catalog: Hutchins & Smith 1991:28 [ref. 19335], Moore et al. 2008:31 [ref. 30117], Moore et al. 2008:31 [ref. 30117].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   BPBM 14993
Journal   Mem. Mus. Victoria
Citation   v. 49 (no. 1)
Page   74
Illustrations   Fig. 1

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Chromis alpha
Current Species alpha
Current Genus Chromis
Current AuthorWI Randall [J. E.]
Current AuthorNI Randall
Current Year 1988
Current Family Pomacentridae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Aggregations found a few meters above steep outer reef slopes. Nests on small patches of loose sand (Ref. 9710).
Depth Range From 12 to 95 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Chromis alpha  Randall 1988. Pomacentridae.
Name History   •Valid as Chromis alpha Randall 1988 -- (Randall 1988:52 [ref. 14252], Randall et al. 1990:256 [ref. 15987], Allen 1991:238 [ref. 19344], Allen 1997:168 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:256 [ref. 25919], Senou et al. 1999:2 [ref. 24390], Myers 1999:177 [ref. 23965], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:626 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:923 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:108 [ref. 25868], Allen 2000:90 [ref. 37268], Hutchins 2001:266 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Allen 2001:3342 [ref. 26132], Nakabo 2002:923 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:45 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:632 [ref. 27495] dated as 1987, Randall et al. 2004:20 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:353 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1447 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2008:207 [ref. 29960], Allen & Erdmann 2012:576 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:115 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2019:208 [ref. 36673]).

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abrupta Chromis abrupta Randall [J. E.] 2001Valid
abyssicola Chromis abyssicola Allen [G. R.] & Randall [J. E.] 1985Valid
abyssus Chromis abyssus Pyle [R. L.], Earle [J. L.] & Greene [B. D.] 2008Valid
acares Chromis acares Randall [J. E.] & Swerdloff [S. N.] 1973Valid
acuticeps Chromis acuticeps Steindachner [F.] 1866Synonym
agilis Chromis agilis Smith [J. L. B.] 1960Valid
albicauda Chromis albicauda Allen [G. R.] & Erdmann [M. V.] 2009Valid
albomaculata Chromis albomaculata Kamohara [T.] 1960Valid
albomaculatus Chromis albomaculatus Kamohara [T.] 1960Synonym
alleni Chromis alleni Randall [J. E.], Ida [H.] & Moyer [J. T.] 1981Valid
alta Chromis alta Greenfield [D. W.] & Woods [L. P.] 1980Valid
amboinensis Chromis amboinensis (Bleeker [P.] 1871)Valid
anadema Chromis anadema Motomura [H.], Nishiyama [H.] & Chiba [S. N.] 2017Valid
analis Chromis analis (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830)Valid
andreae Chromis andreae Günther [A.] 1864Synonym
angulatus Chromis angulatus (Bleeker [P.] 1845)Synonym
athena Chromis athena Allen [G. R.] & Erdmann [M. V.] 2008Valid
atrilobata Chromis (Furcaria) atrilobata Gill [T. N.] 1862Synonym
atrilobata Chromis atrilobata Gill [T. N.] 1862Valid
atripectoralis Chromis atripectoralis Welander [A. D.] & Schultz [L. P.] 1951Valid
atripes Chromis atripes Fowler [H. W.] & Bean [B. A.] 1928Valid
aurata Chromis aurata Boulenger [G. A.] 1897Synonym
auratus Chromis auratus Boulenger [G. A.] 1897Synonym
aureus Chromis aureus Steindachner [F.] 1864Synonym
axillaris Chromis axillaris (Bennett [E. T.] 1831)Valid
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