Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-likes)
Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)

Genus/species: Chrysiptera caeruleolineata

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Pale yellow to orange often with purplish tints. Bright neon-blue from the snout to the rear dorsal fin. 

Length up to 6.0 cm (2.35 inches).Blueline Demoiselle9830785676_ba56c0bdd1_o

DISTRIBUTION/HABITAT:  Indo-West Pacific. Found in rubble and rocky outcrops in sand channels of steep outer reef slopes 30 to 65 meters (100 to 200 feet).

DIET IN THE WILD: C. caeruleolineata feeds mainly on copepods.

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REPRODUCTION: The Blueline Demoiselle is oviparous with distinct pairing during breeding. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

CONSERVATION: IUCN Red List Not Evaluated


California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Aquarium Philippine Coral Reef 2016

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Reef Fish Identification Tropical Pacific,Allen et al 2003.


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