Blue-green Puller (species: Chromis viridis) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chromis viridis
Blue-green Puller

©Anne Hoggett: A school of Chromis viridis at the lagoon entrance, Lizard Island.

©Maryanne Wirkkanen: Chromis viridis at Watson’s Bay, Lizard Island.

©Rituraj Sharma: Chromis viridis north of palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chromis
Species Chromis viridis



Distinguishing features

A small blue/green fish with no markings that forms schools over corals.


  • Up to 8 cm (Length according to Allen et al (2003).)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Liu, S.Y.V., M.-N. Tuanmu, R. Rachmawati, G.N. Mahardika and P.H. Barber (2019). Integrating phylogeographic and ecological niche approaches to delimitating cryptic lineages in the blue–green damselfish (Chromis viridis). PeerJ, 7: e7384. LIRS catalog number 2354.

Other references

  • Bay, L.K. (2005). The population genetic structure of coral reef fishes on the Great Barrier Reef, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University. LIRS catalog number 967.
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