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Chromis dimidiatus

(Half-And-Half Chromis)

Common Names

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Common Names in Bikol:

Lidong Sa Malalim

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Common Names in Davawenyo:

Moong, Palata

Common Names in English:

Bicolor Damselfish, Bicolor Reeffish, Chocolate Dip, Chocolatedip Chromis, Half-And-Half Chromis, Two-Tone Puller, Twotone Chromis

Common Names in French:

Demoiselle Bicolore

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Common Names in Malayalam:

Padatham, പടതാം, പടത്തം

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

双色光鳃鱼, 雙色光鰓魚

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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -4,277 meters (0 to -14,032 feet).[1]


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Chromis dimidiata (Klunzinger • Chromis dimidiatus margaritifer Fowler • Chromis margarifer Fowler • Chromis margaritifera Fowler

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Chromis

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 119 species and subspecies in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

C. abyssicola (Deepsea Chromis) · C. abyssus (Deep Blue Chromis) · C. acares (Midget Chromis) · C. acuticeps (White-Spotted Chromis) · C. agilis (Bronze Reef Chromis) · C. albomaculata (White-Spotted Chromis) · C. alleni (Allen's Chromis) · C. alpha (Yellow-Speckled Chromis) · C. alta (Silverstripe Chromis) · C. amboinensis (Ambon Chromis) · C. analis (Yellow Chromis) · C. atrilobata (Scissortail Damselfish) · C. atripectoralis (Black-Axil Chromis) · C. atripes (Dark-Fin Chromis) · C. auratus (Turquoise-Gold Cichlid) · C. aureus (Jordan St. Peter's Fish) · C. axillaris (Grey Chromis) · C. azurelineatus (Azure Damsel) · C. brasiliensis (Pearl Eartheater) · C. brevirostris (Shortsnout Chromis) · C. buttikoferi (Stout-Body Chromis) · C. cadenati (Cadenat's Chromis) · C. caerulea (Blue Puller) · C. ternatensis (Blue-Green Chromis) · C. caudalis (Blue-Axil Chromis) · C. chromis (Mediterranean Chromis) · C. chrysura (Stout-Body Chromis) · C. cinerascens (Peppered Chromis) · C. circumaurea (Gold-Rim Chromis) · C. coeruleus (Blue-Green Chromis) · C. crusma (Valparaiso Chromis) · C. cyanea (Blue Damselfish) · C. cyaneus (Blue Chromis) · C. dasygenys (Blue-Spotted Chromis) · C. degruyi (DeGruy’s Chromis) · C. delta (Deep-Reef Chromis) · C. diagramma (Half and Half Puller) · C. dimidiata (Chocolate Dip Damselfish) · C. margaritifer (Half-And-Half Chromis) · C. dimidiatus margaritifer (Half and Half Puller) · C. dispilus (Demoiselle) · C. earina (Spring Chromis) · C. elerae (Twin-Spot Chromis) · C. enchrysura (Yellowtail Reeffish) · C. enchrysurus (Yellowtail Reeffish) · C. facetus (White Convict Cichlid) · C. fenestrata (Yellow-Spotted Chromis) · C. flavaxilla (Arabian Carpet Shark) · C. flavicauda (Yellowfin Chromis) · C. flavipectoralis (Yellow-Axil Chromis) · C. flavomaculata (Yellowspotted Demoiselle) · C. fumea (Yellow Demoiselle) · C. guineensis (Guinean Tilapia) · C. hanui (Hawaiian Bicolor Chromis) · C. heudelotii (Hore's Haplo) · C. hypsilepis (One Spot Demoiselle) · C. insolata (Sunshine Chromis) · C. insolatus (Sunshine Chromis) · C. intercrusma (Peruvian Chromis) · C. iomelas (Half-And-Half Chromis) · C. isomelas (Half-And-Half Chromis) · C. jallae (Kenn Reef Chromis) · C. klunzingeri (Black-Headed Chromis) · C. lepidolepis (Scaly Chromis) · C. leucura (White-Tailed Chromis) · C. limbata (Azores Chromis) · C. limbaughi (Blue- And- Yellow Chromis) · C. lineata (Lined Chromis) · C. cadenati (Lined Chromis) · C. lubbocki (Lubbock's Chromis) · C. margaritifer (Half-And-Half Puller) · C. megalopsis (Bigeye Chromis) · C. meridiana (Southern Chromis) · C. mieationis (False Thornback Skate) · C. mirationis (Bigeye Chromis) · C. multicolor (Dwarf Victoria Mouthbrooder) · C. multilineata (Yellow-Edge Chromis) · C. multilineatus (Yellow-Edge Chromis) · C. nebulifera (Blacktail Chromis) · C. nigroanalis (Kenyan Chromis) · C. nigrura (Blacktail Chromis) · C. nitida (Barrier Reef Chromis) · C. notata (Whitesaddled Reeffish) · C. notata notata (Whitesaddled Reeffish) · C. notatus notatus (Whitesaddled Reeffish) · C. okamurai (Okinawa Chromis) · C. opercularis (Doublebar Reeffish) · C. ovalis (Blue Damsel) · C. ovatiformis (Ovate Chromis) · C. pelloura (Duskytail Chromis) · C. pembae (Yellow-Edge Chromis) · C. philander (Southern Mouthbrooder) · C. punctipinnis (Blacksmith Chromis) · C. randalli (Randall´s Chromis) · C. rendalli (Northern Redbreast Bream) · C. retrofasciata (Black-Bar Chromis) · C. retrofasciatus (Black-Bar Chromis) · C. rivulata (Rolland's Demoiselle) · C. sanctaehelenae (Bastard Cavalley Pilot) · C. scotochiloptera (Scissors-Tail Puller)

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  1. Mean = -2,256.800 meters (-7,404.199 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,575.540 based on 15 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2/2/2015