Green Chromis

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Description of the Green Chromis
The Green Chromis is also known as the Blue-Green Chromis, Black-Axil Chromis, Blue-Green Puller and Blackfin Chromis. They can vary in color from green to light blue. They are a hardy fish and make an ideal fish for the beginner. They are considered prey for some larger fish such as Lionfish or Groupers!

Popular Name: Green Chromis
Species: Chromis viridis

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Green Chromis

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Profile of the Green Chromis
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Green Chromis species.

  • Size: Up to 8cm

  • Diet / Feeding: Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Peaceful, good community fish

  • Habitat: Live amongst coral in sheltered lagoons and reef flats

  • Behaviour: Keep in odd-numbered groups

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

Scientific Classification of the Green Chromis
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Chromis viridis 

  • Popular Name: Green Chromis - Blue-Green Chromis - Black-axil Chromis - Blue-Green puller - Blackfin Chromis

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacentridae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Green Chromis?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!

Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Green Chromis slimy?
Green Chromis secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Green Chromis to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

 



Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Green Chromis have gills?
Gills enable the Green Chromis to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do the Green Chromis have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Green Chromis has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Green Chromis has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Green Chromis has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Green Chromis has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Green Chromis

Green Chromis

  • Interesting Information about Green Chromis

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Green Chromis slimy?

  • Why do the Green Chromis have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Green Chromis have fins?

  • Species: Chromis viridis

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