Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Chromis  
  Chromis acares  Randall & Swerdloff, 1973 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XII, 11; Anal rays II, 10-11; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 15-17; body depth 2.4-2.6 in standard length. 2 spinous procurrent caudal rays on both upper and lower orgins of caudal fin. Pearly white with an elongate yellow blotch extending from behind the eye to the pectoral fin base, and a small, less than eye diameter, yellow spot on the posterior base of the soft dorsal fin. Caudal fin with yellow dorsal and ventral edges.  
Habitat: Found in exposed seaward reefs. Sometimes inhabits clear lagoons or channels. Occurs in small to large aggregations on the upper edge of the slope over live coral or rubble. 
Distribution: Distributed in Pacific Ocean from Mariana Islands to the Hawaiian and Society Islands, south to Vanuatu and Austral Islands, Mariana, east Caroline, and Marshall Islands in Micronesia; possibly at Rowley Shoals. It is very rare and only found in southern  
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382325
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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