Yellowback Puller, Chromis nitida (Whitley, 1928)
Barrier Reef Chromis, Shining Puller, Yellow-back Puller, Yellow-backed Puller
The Yellowback Puller can be recognised by its colouration. The species occurs from northern Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales.
The Yellowback Puller can be recognised by its colouration. A dark stripe runs diagonally from the eye to the soft dorsal fin. Above this stripe the fish is yellowish-brown and below it is silver. The upper and lower margins of the caudal fin are black.
It is usually seen on rocky reefs in coastal and offshore waters, and in estuaries.
The species occurs from northern Queensland to the south coast of New South Wales.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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- Hutchins, B. & R. Swainston. 1986. Sea Fishes of Southern Australia. Complete Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Swainston Publishing. Pp. 180.
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- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.