Chrysiptera caesifrons

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Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Euteleosteomorpha
Subcohors: Neoteleostei
Infracohors: Eurypterygia
Sectio: Ctenosquamata
Subsectio: Acanthomorphata
Divisio/Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Subdivisio: Percomorphaceae
Series: Ovalentaria

Familia: Pomacentridae
Subfamilia: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Chrysiptera
Species: Chrysiptera caesifrons


Chrysiptera caesifrons Allen et al., 2015

  • Holotype: MZB 22260.
  • Paratypes: (22).

Type locality: Ayau Kecil Island, 00° 21.342’S, 130° 58.648’E, Ayau Atoll, Raja Ampat Islands, West Papua Province, Indonesia, 1.5–2.0 m depth.

Etymology: The species is named caesifrons (Latin: “bluish-grey forehead”, caesius for blue-grey and frons for forehead or brow) with reference to its distinguishing colour pattern.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Greyback Damsel


  • Allen, G. R., Erdmann, M. V. & Kurniasih, E. M., 2015: Chrysiptera caesifrons, a new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the south-western Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 15: 16–32. [1]