Chrysiptera rex, Adult, Ambon, Indonesia, Photo: Joe Shields
Chrysiptera rex, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Chrysiptera rex, Japan, Photo: Graham Edgar
Pink/apricot with small purple spots, and lines on darker face. Abundant among shallow sand and coral patches near reef edges in NW Australia. Similar C. caesifrons (Blue-grey Demoiselle) in E Australia has darker back.
Max Size: 7 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 20.8°C-31.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (13% 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 (43 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.