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Species: Azurina multilineata, Brown Chromis

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grey; C- top & bottom edges black
white spot under end D
pectoral axil black

Azurina multilineata (Guichenot, 1853)

Brown Chromis

Body compressed, an elongate oval; 1 pair of nostrils; edge of bone under eye smooth, no notch, hidden by scales; preopercle smooth or with occasional fine serrations; mouth small, protrusible, opens at front; teeth in 2 rows, outer conical, larger; a single continuous dorsal fin XIII, 12-13; anal fin II, 11-13; pectoral 18-20; 2-3 short projecting spines at upper and lower base of tail fin; caudal fin deeply forked, with sharp tips; scales large and rough; body scaled, most of head scaled, basal parts of the median fins scaled; lateral line incomplete, ends under end of dorsal fin base; lateral line scales 19-20.

Grey-green; edges of dorsal and anal fin, and tips of tail yellow; a white spot just below base of soft dorsal fin; a large black spot on inside of pectoral base; tail fin with black upper and lower margins.

Size: attains 20 cm.

A common species that forms large aggregations around reef tops.

Depth: 1-130 m.

Bermuda to Brazil, the mid-Atlantic islands and the eastern Atlantic.

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  • Marine
  • Marine Only
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom
  • Bottom + water column
  • Near Bottom
  • Rocks
  • Sea anemones
  • Submerged vegetation
  • Water column
  • Corals
  • Reef (rock/coral/oyster)
  • Reef and soft bottom
  • Reef associated (reef + edges-water column & soft bottom)
FishBase Habitat
  • Reef Associated
Feeding Group
  • Data
  • Planktivore
  • Data
  • Zooplankton
  • Pelagic jellyfish/ctenophores
Egg Type
  • Benthic
  • Data
  • Pelagic larva
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • Transatlantic (East+West Atlantic)
Regional Endemism
  • Also in Brazil
  • Continent
  • Continent + Island (s)
  • Extends South of GC
  • GC non-endemic
  • Island (s)
  • All species
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
  • Subtropical (23-35N, Florida / Carolinas / Bermuda)
  • Tropical (10-23N, Nicaragua / Cuba)
IUCN Red List
  • Least concern
  • Listed
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 20
Depth Range Min
  • 1
Depth Range Max
  • 130