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Chromis cyanea (Blue chromis; Blue damselfish; Sapphire devil)

Synonyms: Chromis cyaneus; Furcaria cyanea; Heliastes cyaneus
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Wikipedia Abstract

Chromis cyanea, known by the common names blue reef chromis and blue chromis, is a fish from the western Atlantic Ocean that is occasionally kept in marine aquariums.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgii[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Calanopia americana[2]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Corycaeus amazonicus[1]
Corycaeus subulatus[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Miracia efferata[2]
Nannocalanus minor[2]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona oculata[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[2]
Paracalanus crassirostris[1]
Paracalanus parvus[2]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Temora turbinata[2]
Undinula vulgaris[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblycirrhitus pinos (Redspotted Hawkflsh)1
Atherinomorus stipes (Hardhead silversides)1
Chromis multilineata (Yellow-edge chromis)4
Clepticus parrae (Sorrel chub)2
Decapterus punctatus (Summer stonebrass)1
Haemulon aurolineatum (Seize)1
Harengula clupeola (Sardine)1
Hygophum hygomii (Lanternfish)1
Jenkinsia lamprotaenia (Sweethead fry)1
Oblada melanura (Saddled seabream)1
Opistognathus aurifrons (Yellowhead jawfish)3
Pseudocaranx dentex (underjaw kingfish)1
Rhomboplites aurorubens (Vermillion snapper)2
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)1
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)1
Selar crumenophthalmus (Steenbrass)2
Seriola rivoliana (Pacific amberjack)1
Sternoptyx pseudobscura (Hatchetfish)1
Thalassoma bifasciatum (Tikitiki)1
Triphoturus mexicanus (Mexican lampfish)1
Vinciguerria nimbaria (World-wide bristle-mouth fish)1
Xyrichtys splendens (Green Razorfish)1

Predators

Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[2]
Bothus lunatus (Solefish)[1]
Carcharhinus longimanus (Whitetip whaler)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[2]
Lutjanus apodus (Schooly)[1]
Mycteroperca venenosa (Yellow-finned grouper)[1]
Rhizoprionodon porosus (Snook shark)[1]
Scomberomorus cavalla (Spanish mackerel)[1]
Scomberomorus regalis (painted mackerel)[2]
Scorpaena brasiliensis (Barbfish)[1]
Scorpaena grandicornis (poison grouper)[1]
Sphyraena barracuda (Striped seapike)[1]
Synodus intermedius (Sand diver)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Cameron Park Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Oceanario de Lisboa
Odense Zoologiske Have
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Randers Regnskov
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Cape Verde; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda, southern Florida (USA), and the Caribbean Sea. Including the Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico and Antilles (Ref. 26938).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
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