Chromis scotti

Common Name

Purple Reeffish

Year Described

Emery, 1968


Dorsal Fin: XIII, 11-13
Anal Fin: II, 11-13
Pectoral Fin: 17-19
Pelvic Fin: I, 5
Pored Lateral Scales: 15-19
Gill Rakers: 17-21 (first arch)


Maximum size to 62mm SL.


Coral and rocky reefs from 5-50m. A planktivore.


Emery, A.R. 1968. A new species of Chromis (Pisces: Pomacentridae) from the western North Atlantic. Copeia 1968 (no.1): 49-55.

Hensley, D.A. & G.B. Smith. Additional Data on the Pomacentrid Fish Chromis scotti. Copeia 1977 (no.2): 391-393.