MIDGET CHROMIS (Dwarf
Chromis acares is common at Johnston Atoll south of Hawai'i, and a few larvae probably drift to Hawai'i from time to time and grow to maturity as isolated individuals. Perhaps enough larvae reached the Islands in 2016 that the species began reproducing here. Or perhaps larvae simply arrived here in unusually large numbers early in 2017 and have now grown up. So far in 2017 Midget Chromis have been seen on Oahu (at Kahe Point and Makua), and on Kauai (at Sheraton Caverns and Koloa Landing). If you see any elsewhere, please let me know! There have been no reports yet from Maui, Lanai, or the Big Island.
below: Blackfin Chromis for comparison
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