Species Details

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Whitetail damsel   

Common Name: White-tailed Damsel
Scientific Name: Pomacentrus chrysurus
Local Name: Hudhu Nigoo Dhanbaa
Dhivehi Name: ހުދުނިގޫދަނބާ
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Teleostei  (Class)
Perciformes  (Order)
Pomacentridae  (Family)
Pomacentrus   (Genus)

Whitetail damsel's description

Whitetail damselfish (Pomacentrus chrysurus), is a species of damselfish in the family Pomacentridae.

Short description - Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 15 - 16.

Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

Whitetail damsel's Behavior & Ecology

Adults inhabit sandy areas of lagoons and inshore reefs around rock or coral outcrops.

Whitetail damsel's Feeding

Feed primarily on algae.

Whitetail damsel's Reproduction

Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Whitetail damsel habitat

This is a shallow-water species that occurs in coral reef or rocky areas dominated by sand (Randall 2005). It is solitary or forms loose groups around rock and coral outcrops on lagoons and shoreline reefs (Allen and Erdmann 2012). Arias-González et al. (2006) found this species associated with Acropora spp., while Feary et al. (2007) found that juveniles and adults had little to no use of live coral colonies. The maximum total length is 9 cm (Allen and Erdmann 2012).

Whitetail damsel threats

There are no known major threats.

Whitetail damsel's status