Chrysiptera sinclairi

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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 sinclairi


Chrysiptera sinclairi Allen, 1987

Holotype: WAM P.27827-056. [Paratypes: BMNH 1986.5.7.1-4 (4); BPBM 30926 (4); KFRS (28); MNHN 1986-0401 (4); USNM 278055 (3); WAM P.27825-042 (5), P.27827-010 (14), P.27828-002 (5)].

Type locality: Hayne harbor Lagoon, Los Negros Island, Manus Island, 2°03'S, 147°26'E, depth 7-9 meters.


  • Allen, G.R. 1987: Chrysiptera sinclairi, a new species of damselfish from the tropical western Pacific Ocean. Revue française d'Aquariologie Herpetologie, 13(4): 107–110.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991: Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 pp.
  • Allen, G.R., Erdmann, M.V. & Cahyani, N.K.D. 2015. Review of the Chrysiptera oxycephala complex of damselfishes (Pomacentridae) with descriptions of three new species from the East Indian Archipelago. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 17: 56–84. PDF Reference page
  • Carpenter, K.E. & V.H. Niem 2001: Species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). FAO, Rome.
  • Chrysiptera sinclairi in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2023. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 10/2023.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Sinclair's Demoiselle