Bluehead Demoiselle (species: Chrysiptera rollandi) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Chrysiptera rollandi
Bluehead Demoiselle

©Anne Hoggett: Chrysiptera rollandi adult at Lizard Island (30 Jan 2016)

©Andy Lewis: Bluehead Demoiselle juvenile at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Chrysiptera
Species Chrysiptera rollandi



Distinguishing features

Long white ventral fins; colour otherwise variable but usually darker head and mid back, paler below.


  • Up to 7.5 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©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.

Other references

  • Baumann, H. and M. Gagliano (2011). Changing otolith/fish size ratios during settlement in two tropical damselfishes. Helgoland Marine Research, doi 10.1007/s10152-011-0255-2. LIRS catalog number 1390.
  • 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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