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Status in World Register of Marine Species

Accepted name: Chromis chromis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Chromis chromis Linnaeus, 1758

Synonyms:

Sparus Chromis Linnaeus, 1758, Syst. Nat., ed. X: 280 ('Habitat in Europa australis').
Sparus chromis: Bonnaterre, 1788: 100, pl. 49 (fig. 187) Gmelin, 1789: 1274-1275 Lacèpede, 1802: 147, note 2.
Chromis castanea Cuvier, in A. D., 1814, Bull. Soc. philom. Paris: 88.
Chromis castanea: Cuvier, 1815b: 356 Risso, 1826, 3: 343 Nordmann, 1840: 384-386, pl. 16 (fig. 1) [1842] Moreau, 1881, 3: 154-157, fig. 162; 1892: 375-376.
'Petit Castagneau' Cuvier, 1817, Règne animal, 2: 266;1829, ed. II: 263.
Heliases limbatus Valenciennes, 1833, in Cuvier&Valenciennes, Hist. nat. Poissons, 9: 511-512 (Madere). Holotype: MNHN no. 1377.
Heliases limbatus: Valenciennes, 1838, pl. 7 (fig. 1) ('Heliazes', Canaries).
Heliazes marginatus Valenciennes, 1843: 27 (Canaries), nec Heliasis marginatus Castelnau, 1855: 9, pl. III (fig. 1).
Heliastes chromis: Günther, 1862: 60 Griffini, 1903: 316-317, fig. 167 Fage, 1918: 48-50, fig. 35-36 (larvae).
Heliastes bicolor Rochebrune, 1880, Bull. Soc. philom. Paris, (7) IV: 166 (Senegal).
Heliastes bicolor: Rochebrune, 1882: 125, pl. III (fig. 3); 1883: 102, pl. III (fig. 3).
Chromis chromis: Fowler, 1936: 950-951, fig. 395 (after Cuvier) Slastenenko, 1936: 301-302, fig. 7 (pl. IV), excellent; 1939: 96-97 Cadenat, 1951: 251, fig. 186 Lozano Rey, 1952: 390-393, pl. XXX (fig. 2) Carausu, 1952: 658-659, fig. 440 ('after Knipovitch & Slastenenko') Albuquerque, 1954-1956: 757-758, fig. 323 (from Cadenat, mod.) Roux, 1957: 204, fig. 65 Svetovidov, 1964: 310-311, fig. 93 (excellent) Tortonese, 1965c: 126, fig. 125 Saldanha, 1966b: xi-xviii, fig. 1 (juv.), 3, pl. 1 Bini, 1968, 5: 91-92, 1 fig. ad. col. (p. 91), 1 fig. juv. col. (p. 92) Blache et al., 1970: 345, fig. 882.
Heliases chromis: Banarescu, 1964: 741-742, fig. 323 (from Slastenenko), 324 (juv., from Vodyanitzky & Kazanova).


Common names:

castagnola [It]
castagnole [Fr]
castañuela [Es]
damsel fish [En]

Damsel fish (Chromis chromis)