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Family Pomacentridae

Everyone on the planet knows about anemonefish after the blockbuster Finding Nemo, but non-divers are not as aware of damselfishes which are enormously important components of coral reef and other communities. Fishbase lists 28 genera and a massive 321 species in the family. I have so far photographed 67 species.

Most photographers concentrate on anemonefishes but in doing so they overlook the extraordinary diversity of the other pomacentrid species. Anemonefish are renowned for their obligatory relationship with sea anemones. Interestingly only ten anemone species are known to host anemonefish. Some damsels will also hang around anemones when young.

In many species there is a pronounced color change between juveniles and adults. Check out the yellowtail damselfish for an example of this.

Pomacentrids run the gamut of feeding preferences - from algae and coral polyps through to zooplankton. Some of the damselfishes "farm" algae. They drive away other algae eaters such as rabbitfishes and will even attack divers. I have been bitten on several occasions by the dusky gregory. Other damsels, including many of the Chromis species, feed en masse on zooplankton. Schools are most obvious when the tide is flowing strongly, the rest of the time they tend to be more diffuse. A few species will shelter inside the branches of hard corals, emerging when there is no danger and sinking back down into it when a predator approaches. Humbugs, black-axil chromis and blue-green chromis are good examples of these species.

Most damselfishes lay their sticky eggs on a hard surface and then tend them until they hatch. This care usually consists of driving off predators and keeping the eggs clean. Good examples of this are the giant damselfish and the golden damselfish.

 

Abudefduf abdominalis Hawaiian sergeant

Hawaiian sergeant photo

FISH 6074Abudefduf abdominalis Hawaiian sergeant, Hawaiian endemic, Kona, Hawaii.

Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant

Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007

scissortail sergeant

FISH7836 Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant, Clam Beds, Great Barrier Reef

Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant

Blackspot sergeant

FISH 6052 Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant, Kona, Hawaii.

Abudefduf troscheli Panamic Sergeant Major

Abudefduf troscheli Panamic Sergeant Major

FISH 5722 Abudefduf troscheli Panamic Sergeant Major, near Loreto, Sea of Cortez.

Abudefduf vaigensis Indo-Pacific sergeant

Abudefduf vaigensis, Indo-Pacific sergeant

FISH 0101 Abudefduf vaigensis, Indo-Pacific sergeant, Beqa, Fiji.

Acanthochromis polyacanthus Spiny Chromis

Acanthochromis polyacanthus Spiny Chromis Goggle Reef Great Barrier Reef IMG_8487.jpg

FISH 8487 Acanthochromis polyacanthus Spiny Chromis Goggle Reef Great Barrier Reef

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel

Golden damsel

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel, Fiji.

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel

FISH 2788 Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel with eggs

FISH 2794 Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel with eggs Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel

Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damsel, Fiji.

Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel

Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef IMG_7674.jpg

FISH 7674 Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef IMG_7681.jpg

FISH 7681 Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster White-belly damsel Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Orbicular damsel

Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Orbicular damsel, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007.jpg

Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Orbicular damsel, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007

Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis  Orbicular damsel 2, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007.jpg

Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Orbicular damsel 2, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007

Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish

Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish, Julian Rock, Byron Bay, Australia

FISH 7557 Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish, Julian Rock, Byron Bay, Australia

Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia

FISH 7566 Amphiprion akindynos Barrier Reef anemonefish, Julian Rocks, Byron Bay, Australia

Amphiprion barberi Barber's anemonefish

Amphiprion barberi, Barber's anemonefish

Amphiprion barberi Barber's anemonefish turning, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi, Barber's anemonefish

Amphiprion barberi Barber's anemonefish, lateral, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi, Barber's anemonefish

Amphiprion barberi Barber's anemonefish, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion barberi, Barber's anemonefish

FISH 9485 Amphiprion barberi, Barber's anemonefish, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus Orange-finned anemonefish

FISH 8194 Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef

FISH 8195 Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef, IMG_8214.jpg

FISH 8214 Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef, IMG_8215.jpg

FISH 8215 Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish, Ledge-end, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion chrysopterus

FISH 9836 Amphiprion chrysopterus, Orange-finned anemonefish, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus Orange-finned anemonefish portrait, Fiji.

Amphiprion chrysopterus

FISH 9833 Amphiprion chrysopterus, Orange-finned anemonefish nestled into host anemone, Kadavu, Fiji.

Amphiprion clarkii Clark's anemonefish

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 0283 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 2360 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 2373 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish. Sulawesi?

Clark's anemonefish

FISH 3995 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 3999 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7359 Amphiprion clarkii, Clark's anemonefish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

Amphiprion clarkii Clark's anemonefish Puerto Galera, Philippines IMG_7910

FISH 7910 Amphiprion clarkii Clark's anemonefish Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish

Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish female Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 5329 Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish female Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish female Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 5339 Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish female Puerto Galera, Philippines.

male tomato anemonefish

FISH 5348 Amphiprion frenatus Tomato anemonefish male Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Amphiprion leucokranos White-bonnet anemonefish

Amphiprion leucokranos White-bonnet anemonefish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7658 Amphiprion leucokranos White-bonnet anemonefish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

White-bonnet anemonefish

FISH 7676 Amphiprion leucokranos White-bonnet anemonefish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish

Amphiprion ocellaris False clownfish Raja Ampat

FISH 0693 Amphiprion ocellaris False clownfish Raja Ampat.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 2585 Amphiprion ocellaris, False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 2573 Amphiprion ocellaris, False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 2571 Amphiprion ocellaris, False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 0845 Amphiprion ocellaris, False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion ocellaris False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 3283 Amphiprion ocellaris, False clown anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish

Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

FISH 7830 Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

FISH 7823 Amphiprion percula Clown anemonefish Steve's Bommie, Great Barrier Reef

Amphiprion perideraion pink anemonefish

Amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish and commensal anemone shrimp Raja Ampat

FISH 0273 Amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish and commensal anemone shrimp Raja Ampat.

Amphiprion perideraion pink anemonefish, Fiji

amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish

Amphiprion perideraion pink anemonefish in magnificent anemone, Fiji.

Pink anemonefish, Kadavu, Fiji

Amphiprion perideraion pink anemonefish swimming above anemone, Fiji.

Amphiprion perideraion, Raja Ampat

FISH 2240 Amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish

Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish Puerto Galera Philippines

FISH 8198 Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish Puerto Galera Philippines.

Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish Puerto Galera Philippines

FISH 8201 Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback anemonefish Puerto Galera Philippines.

Amphiprion sandracinos Orange anemonefish

Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish

FISH 2149 Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish

FISH 2169 Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish

FISH 2177 Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish

FISH 2181 Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish

FISH 2182 Amphiprion sandaracinos Orange anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Chromis alpha Yellow-speckled chromis

Chromis alpha

FISH 4572 Chromis alpha, yellow-speckled chromis, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis alpha, yellow-speckled chromis

FISH 4141 Chromis alpha Yellow-speckled damsel, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis

Ambon chromis

FISH 3980 Chromis amboinensis, Ambon chromis, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni

FISH 4561 Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni, Fiji

FISH 3768 Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis, Somosomo Strait, Taveuni, Fiji

Chromis analis Yellow chromis

Chromis analis, Yellow chromis, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7408 Chromis analis, Yellow chromis, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

Chromis atrilobata Scissortail chromis

Chromis  atrilobata Scissortail chromis Sea of Cortez

FISH 6159 Sea of Cortez.

Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis

Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis over Acropora

FISH 4993 Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis over Acropora, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis over Acropora

FISH 4995 Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis over Acropora, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis atripes Darkfin chromis

Chromis atripes Darkfin chromis

FISH 9635 Chromis atripes Darkfin chromis, Kadavu, Fiji.

Chromis cyanea Blue damsel

Chromis cyanea Blue chromis

FISH 3446 Chromis cyanea Blue chromis, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Chromis cyanea Blue chromis

FISH 2835 Chromis cyanea, Blue Chromis, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Chromis cyanea Blue damsel, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Chromis enchrysurus Yellowtail reeffish

Chromis enchrysurus, Yellowtail reeffish,

FISH 2721 Chromis enchrysurus, Yellowtail reeffish, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Chromis insolata Sunshinefish

Chromis insolata, Sunshinefish juveniles, Glover's Reef, Belize

FISH 2936 Chromis insolata, Sunshinefish juveniles, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Chromis iomelas Pacific half-and-half chromis

Chromis iomelas, Pacific half-and-half chromis

FISH 3385 Chromis iomelas, Pacific half-and-half chromis, Kadavu, Fiji.

Chromis iomelas, Pacific half-and-half chromis, Taveuni, Fiji

FISH 3783 Chromis iomelas, Pacific half-and-half chromis, Taveuni, Fiji

Chromis limbaughi Blue-and-yellow chromis

Chromis limbaughi, Blue-and-yellow chromis, juvenile

FISH 6735 Chromis limbaughi, Blue-and-yellow chromis, juvenile, Sea of Cortez.

Chromis margaritifer Bicolor chromis

Chromis margaritifer Bicolor chromis

FISH 3392 Chromis margaritifer, Bicolor chromis, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis margaritifer Bicolor chromis

FISH 3393 Chromis margaritifer, Bicolor chromis, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis retrofasciatus Blackbar chromis

Chromis retrofasciatus, Blackbar chromis

FISH 9117 Chromis retrofasciatus, Blackbar chromis, Matamanoa, Fiji.

Chromis scotochiloptera Philippines chromis

Chromis scotochiloptera Philippines chromis

FISH 4132 Chromis scotochiloptera, Philippines chromis, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Chromis viridis Blue-green chromis

Chromis viridis, Blue-green chromis

FISH 8646 Chromis viridis, Blue-green chromis, Matamanoa, Fiji.

Chromis viridis Blkue-green Chromis Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8618 Chromis viridis Blue-green Chromis Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Chromis xanthura Pale-tail chromis

Pale-tail chromis

FISH 4616 Chromis xanthura, Pale-tail chromis, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chromis xanthura Pale-tail chromis

FISH 4116 Chromis xanthura, Pale-tail chromis, Taveuni, Fiji.

Chrysiptera bleekeri Bleeker's demoiselle

Chrysiptera bleekeri, Bleeker's demoiselle

FISH 0937 Chrysiptera bleekeri, Bleeker's demoiselle, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

FISH 0937 Chrysiptera bleekeri, Bleeker's demoiselle, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

FISH 0938 Chrysiptera bleekeri, Bleeker's demoiselle, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Chrysiptera rollandi Roland's damsel

Chrysiptera rollandi Roland's damsel, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8638 Chrysiptera rollandi Roland's damsel, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Chrysiptera springeri Springer's damsel

Chrysiptera springeri Springer's damsel Raja Ampat

FISH 0356 Chrysiptera springeri Springer's damsel Raja Ampat.

Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle

Chrysipera "talboti" Fiji

Chrysiptera talboti Fijian variant, Kadavu, Fiji.

Talnot's damsel

FISH 0875 Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Talbot's damsel

FISH 2694 Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Chrysiptera talboti  Talbot's demoiselle Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7978 Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Chrysiptera taupou Southseas devil

Chrysiptera taupou Southseas devil, Fiji.

Chrysiptera taupou Southseas devil, Kadavu, Fiji.

Dascyllus albisella Hawaiian dascyllus

Hawaiian dascyllus photo

FISH 5923 Dascyllus albisella Hawaiian dascyllus, Hawaiian endemic, Kona, Hawaii.

Dascyllus aruanus Humbug damsel

Dascyllus aruanus, Humbug damsel,

FISH 8619 Dascyllus aruanus, Humbug damsel, Matamanoa, Fiji.

Dascyllus aruanus, Humbug damsel and reticulated damsel

Dascyllus aruanus humbug damsel and Dascyllus reticulatus Reticulated dascyllus over coral head, Fiji.

Dascyllus reticulatus Reticulated dascyllus

Reticulated damsel

Dascyllus reticulatus, Reticulated damsel, Kadavu, Fiji

Reticulated damsel school

FISH 2931 Dascyllus reticulatus Reticulated dascyllus school, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dascyllus species

Dascyllus species Fiji

Dascyllus species - very common in Fiji but possibly a new species - ideas?

Dascyllus trimaculatus Three-spot damsel

Dasycyllus trimaculatus Three-spot damsel adult. Fiji.

Dascyllus trimaculatus Threespot damsel adult,

FISH 2596 Dascyllus trimaculatus Three-spot damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dascyllus trimaculatus Threespot damsel adult,

FISH 1067 Dascyllus trimaculatus Three-spot damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dischistodus chrysopoecilus Palespot damsel

Dischistodus chrysopoecilus Palespot damsel juvenile

FISH 4294 Dischistodus chrysopoecilus Palespot damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dischistodus melanotus Blackvent Damsel

Dischistodus melanotus Blackvent Damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua IMG_2690

FISH 2690 Dischistodus melanotus Blackvent Damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel

Monacrh damsel juvenile

FISH 4294 Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Monarch damsel adult

FISH 4298 Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel adult, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus, Monarch damsel juvenile, Lembeh Straits

FISH 6885 Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus, Monarch damsel juvenile, Lembeh Straits.

Microspathodon chrysurus Yellowtail damselfish

Microspathodon chrysurus, Yellowtail damselfish

FISH 2892 Microspathodon chrysurus, Yellowtail damselfish, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Microspathodon chrysurus, Yellowtail damselfish with fry

FISH 2734 Microspathodon chrysurus, Yellowtail damselfish with fry, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Micospathodon bairdii Bumphead damselfish

Micospathodon bairdii Bumphead damselfish tending eggs, Sea of Cortez

FISH 5712 Micospathodon bairdii Bumphead damselfish tending eggs, Sea of Cortez.

Microspathodon dorsalis Giant damselfish

giant damselfish Sea of Cortez

FISH 6766 Microspathodon dorsalis, Giant damselfish, Sea of Cortez.

Giant damselfish eggs

FISH 5668 Microspathodon dorsalis Giant damselfish eggs, Sea of Cortez.

Neoglyphidodon melas Black damsel

Neoglyphidodon melas Black damsel Goggle Garden, Great Barrier Reef IMG_8505.jpg

FISH 8505 Neoglyphidodon melas Black damsel Goggle Garden, Great Barrier Reef IMG_8505.jpg

Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel

Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel juvenile

FISH 0347 Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua

FISH 8380 Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel

FISH 0256 Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Yellowtail damsel

FISH 0257 Neoglyphidodon nigroris Yellowtail damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Neoglyphidodon oxydon Javanese damsel

juvenile Javanese damsel

FISH 4265 Neoglyphidodon oxydon Javanese damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus Barhead damsel

Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus Barhead damsel juvenile

FISH 1265 Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus Barhead damsel juvenile, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle

Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8093 Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8094 Neopomacentus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus Johnston damsel

Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus Johnston damsel. Fiji.

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus Jewel damsel

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus Jewel damsel. Fiji.

Pomacentrus amboinensis Ambon damsel

Pomacentrus amboinensis, Ambon damsel, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Pomacentrus amboinensis, Ambon damsel, Puerto Galera, Philippines

Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel

Pomacentris auriventris

FISH 0029 Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Kri, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Pomacentrus auriventris goldbelly damsel

FISH 0039 Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Kri, Raja Ampat, West Papua..

Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel

FISH 1041 Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Kri, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Pomacentrus auriventris, Goldbelly damselfish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7256 Pomacentrus auriventris, Goldbelly damselfish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Raja Ampat

FISH 0808 Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Raja Ampat.

Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damsel

Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 7644 Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damsel

FISH 3401 Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damsel (infested with parasitic copepods) Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat

FISH 8881 Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish color variation, Kri Eco, Raja Ampat.

Pomacentrus coelestis Neon damsel

Pomacentrus coelestis Neon damsel, Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 5063 Pomacentrus coelestis Neon damsel, Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Pomacentrus cuneatus Wedgespot damsel

wedgespot damsel

FISH 2392 Pomacentrus cuneatus Wedgespot damsel juvenile Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel

Pomacentrus - undescribed species

FISH 3394 Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel, Kadavu, Fiji

Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel Somosomo Strait

FISH 3429 Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel Somosomo Strait, Fiji

Pomacentrus imitator juvenile

FISH 3746 Pomacentrus imitator juvenile Imitator damsel Somosomo Strait

Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel

Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel

FISH 3754 Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel, Kadavu, Fiji.

Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel

FISH 3754 Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel, Taveuni, Fiji.

Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel

Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel, Fiji

Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel Raja Ampat

FISH 9959 Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel Raja Ampat.

Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargin damselfish

Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargin damselfish

FISH 4166 Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargin damselfish, Taveuni, Fiji.

Blackmargin damselfish

FISH 4165 Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargin damselfish, Taveuni, Fiji.

Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel

Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel Lighthouse Reef Great Barrier Reef IMG_8404.jpg

FISH 8404 Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel Lighthouse Reef Great Barrier Reef

Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel

Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel Puerto Galera, Philippines

FISH 5888 Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel Puerto Galera, Philippines.

Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel

Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel

FISH 2302 Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Pomacentrus vaiuli Princess damsel

Pomacentrus vaiuli Princess damsel, Kadavu, Fiji, 2007

Pomacentrus vaiuli Princess damsel being solicited by Labroides dimidiatus Cleaner wrasse, Kadavu, Fiji.

Pomacentrus vaiuli, Princess Damsel, Taveuni, Fiji

FISH 3764 Pomacentrus vaiuli, sub-adult Princess Damsel, Taveuni, Fiji

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

FISH 2704 Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

FISH 2707 Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

FISH 2713 Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

FISH 2717 Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish

FISH 2723 Premnas aculeatus Spinecheek Anemonefish, Raja Ampat, West Papua.

Stegastes albifasciatus Whitebar gregory

Stegastes albifasciatus Whitebar gregory

FISH 5006 Stegastes albifasciatus Whitebar gregory, Taveuni, Fiji

Stegastes flavilatus Beaubrummel

Stegastes flavilatus Beaubrummel young adult

FISH 6350 Stegastes flavilatus Beaubrummel young adult, Sea of Cortez - I am unsure of this ID>

Stegastes fuscus Dusky damselfish

Stegastes fuscus, Dusky damselfish,

FISH 2807 Stegastes fuscus, Dusky damselfish, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish

Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish, Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

FISH 2072 Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish, Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish

FISH 2075 Stegastes leucorus Whitetail damselfish, Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

Stegastes leucostictus Beaugregory

Stegastes leucostictus Beaugregory Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes nigricans Dusky gregory

Dusky Gregory

FISH 3525 Stegastes nigricans Dusky gregory, Kadavu, Fiji.

Dusky gregory

FISH 4283 Stegastes nigricans Dusky gregory, nuptial male, Taveuni, Fiji.

Dusky Gregory

FISH 4285 Stegastes nigricans Dusky gregory, nuptial male, Taveuni, Fiji.

Stegastes partitus Bicolor damselfish

Stegastes partitus, Bicolor damselfish

FISH 2697 Stegastes partitus, Bicolor damselfish, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes planifrons Threespot damsel

Threespot damsel

FISH 3314 Stegastes planifrons Threespot damsel, adult. Glover's Reef, Belize.

Threespot damsel

FISH 2946 Stegastes planifrons, Threespot damsel sub-adult, Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes planifrons, Threespot damsel sub-adult,

FISH 2946 Stegastes planifrons, Threespot damsel sub-adult, Glover's Reef, Belize.

 

Stegastes planifrons Threespot damsel, juvenile. Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes planifrons Threespot damsel, adult. Glover's Reef, Belize.

Stegastes redemptus Clarion damselfish

Stegastes redemptus Clarion Island damselfish

FISH 1958 Stegastes redemptus Clarion damselfish Isla Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

 

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