Chrysiptera taupou

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Chrysiptera taupou


Taxonavigation: Ovalentaria 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
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 taupou


Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale, 1906)

Holotype: USNM 51741. [Paratypes: BPBM 5327 [ex USNM 51741] (1); SU 8717 (7), 8720 (3)].

Type locality: Apia, Upolu Island, Western Samoa.


  • Abudefduf elizabethae (Fowler, 1955)
  • Abudefduf taupou Jordan & Seale, 1906
  • Chrysiptera elizabethae Fowler, 1955


  • Jordan, D.S. and A. Seale 1906: The fishes of Samoa. Description of the species found in the archipelago, with a provisional check-list of the fishes of Oceania. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries, 25 (for 1905): 173–455 + index 457-488, Pls. 33-53.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991: Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 pp.
  • 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 taupou in FishBase,
    Froese, R. & Pauly, D. (eds.) 2022. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication,, version 08/2021.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Southseas Devil