Brown chromis

Brown chromis
Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)
Chromis multilineata
61 to 100+ ft
Body coloration varies from brownish-gray to olive-brown. There is a dark blotch at the base of the pectoral fin and a white spot just below the last dorsal fin ray. The edge of the dorsal fin and tips of the tail are yellow. The tail is deeply forked. The brown chromis grows to a length of 6.5 inches (17 cm). The brown chromis is common to abundant throughout the Caribbean, including in the Cayman Islands. It inhabits coral reefs at depths between 35-80 feet (11-24 m) where it swims in midwater above the reefs, usually in large, loose groups. It feeds on zooplankton, primarily shrimp larvae and copepods. Schools may mix with the blue chromis. The brown chromis is also know as the yellow-edge chromis.

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