Chromis retrofasciata (Blackbar chromis)


Head, body and fins have a yellowish tan.
The tail and caudal fin are white.
Prominent black bar at the rear of body.


Has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List.


Western Pacific: Indonesia to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia.
Inhabit coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs at a depth between 12 and 120 meters.
They occur singly or in small groups and remains close to thickly branching coral shelter.


Distinct pairing during breeding.
Males guard and aerate the eggs.


Max length: 6.0 cm.

Prey / Predation

Feeds on zooplankton, benthic weeds and algae.

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