Chromis bermudae

Common Name

Yellowfin Chromis

Year Described

Nichols, 1920


Dorsal Fin: XIII, 11-12
Anal Fin: II, 11
Pectoral Fin: 18
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Pored Lateral Scales: 17-18
Gill Rakers: 17-20 (first arch)


Body brilliant cobalt blue to purplish-blue. Snout with a black stripe running to front of eye bordered with electric blue stripes above and below. A dark spot on the pectoral axil. Spiny dorsal fin blue basally, with bright yellow distal spines and membranes. Soft dorsal fin and anal fin blue basally with bright yellow on the distal half. Pelvic fin and pectoral fin pale yellow. Caudal fin and most of caudal peduncle bright yellow. Juveniles similar to adults.


Endemic to Bermuda.


Smith-Vaniz, W.F. and A.R. Emery. 1980. Redescription and synonymy of the western Atlantic damselfish Chromis flavicauda (G√ľnther). Bulletin of Marine Science v. 30 (Supplement 1): 204-212.

Smith-Vaniz, W. F. and B.B. Collette. 2013. Fishes of Bermuda. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology v. 19 (no. 4): 165-186.

Other Notes

Smith-Vaniz & Emery (2013) elevated this species from the synonymy of Chromis flavicauda based on consistent color pattern differences and the extreme allopatry of their ranges implying lack of connectivity. A comprehensive molecular and morphometric study must be done to confirm this decision.