Philippine damsel (Pomacentrus philippinus) is a genus of marine damselfish in the family Pomacentridae.
Short description - Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal soft rays: 14 - 15; Vertebrae: 22 - 24. This species is distinguished by the following characters: an orange hue on the thorax and ventralmost part of the sides, and juveniles have an expanded yellow-to-orange zone posteriorly on the body, encompassing the soft dorsal and anal fins, caudal fin, and adjacent caudal peduncle.
Philippine damsel's Behavior & Ecology
Adults occur in lagoons, steep-sided channels, and seaward reefs from 2 to over 12 m. Usually found in groups off the sides of vertical drop-offs and overhanging ledges.
Philippine damsel's Reproduction
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.