Reef Fish ID
Description : Was having fun fishing on Magnetic Island in Northeast Queensland and caught this mystery fish. After hours of researching I've definitely concluded its a damselfish species and is likely in the Genus: Chromis but I cannot narrow down a species. I've looked through many fish database and none seem to match up, it is possible this is a juvenile. Any help to identify its species would be greatly appreciated.

Addition information: was caught using a small hook and tiny piece of prawn over a patchy inshore reef in Picnic Bay. It was one individual swimming in a school of damselfish all about the same size and species, so it certainly isn't a rare fish or an anomaly. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Date/time : 07/08/2018 08:12:28
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Date/Time : 30/08/2018 09:55:11
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Thank you so much! Helps a lot.

Sean
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Date/Time : 15/08/2018 09:46:53
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We have consulted Dr Gerry Allen on the ID of your fish and here below is his email in answer to your question.
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On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 7:21 PM, Gerry Allen wrote:

This is one of the numerous colour varieties of Acanthochromis polyacanthus. I would estimate there are approximately 30-40 different varieties, some very different from each other, that occur in northern Australia and eastern New Guinea.

Cheers, Gerry
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To read more information on this fish, see link below:

https://www.fishbase.ca/summary/Acanthochromis-polyacanthus.html
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