Chrysiptera brownriggii

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Common Name
Surge Damsel
Binomial Name
Chrysiptera brownriggii
Chrysiptera brownriggii adult 1.jpg
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Chrysiptera
Species: brownriggii

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Common Names

  • Surge Damsel



Has two color phases, once thought to be two distinct species, first as a juvenile then changes colour as becomes an adult.

Similar Species

A species closely resembling the leucopomus phase, C. caeruleolineatus, occurs along steep outer reef slopes and dropoffs below 24 m [1].

Maximum Size

Something about what size the it grows to in the wild, plus in captivity.

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.


It occurs solitarily or in small groups, remains close to shelter, and feeds on benthic algae and crustaceans.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?


Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


Western Pacific: East Indies to the Societies and Marquesas, north to south Japan, south to Queensland, Australia.[1]


This is one of the most abundant fishes of rubble-strewn reef-front surge channels and the submarine terrace to a depth of 12 m. It also occurs on exposed portions of the reef flat.[1]

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 ( Amesbury, S., Myers, R.F., Guide to the coastal resources of Guam volume I: the fishes, University of Guam Press:, 1982,