Chromis amboinensis, Adult, Naigani Is, Fiji, Photo: Andrew Green
Chromis amboinensis, Adult, Ashmore Reef, WA, Photo: Ian Shaw
Deep body shape, yellow spot at pectoral fin base and dark scissor-tail with elongated filaments. Abundant on reefs with moderate wave exposure.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.9-31.1°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Habitat Generalisation Index: 13
Also referred to as the SGI (Species generalisation index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species.
Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most
hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (18% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Many (78 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.