Species Details

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Nagasaki damsel   

Common Name: Scribbled damsel
Scientific Name: Pomacentrus nagasakiensis
Local Name: Kalhu Dhanbaa
Dhivehi Name: ކަޅުދަނބާ
Animalia  (Kingdom)
Chordata  (Plylum)
Teleostei  (Class)
Perciformes  (Order)
Pomacentridae  (Family)
Pomacentrus   (Genus)

Nagasaki damsel's description


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

Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed.

Nagasaki damsel's Behavior & Ecology

Adults are found in sandy areas of both lagoon and seaward reefs. They occur in small groups with outcrops of soft coral patches or gorgonians, usually in depths over 20 m.

Nagasaki damsel's Feeding

Feed primarily on zooplankton.

Nagasaki damsel's Reproduction

Courtship behavior during breeding includes signal jumps, enticement, chasing and skimming. Oviparous, males guard the nest. Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate.

Nagasaki damsel habitat

This species is found alone or in small groups near sandy areas around rock outcrops (Randall 2005, Allen and Erdmann 2012). It is closely associated with the branching corals, Pocillopora damicornis and Porites cylindrica (McCormick 1994, Webster 2002, Wilson et al. 2008, Coker et al. 2014). The maximum total length is 11 cm (Allen and Erdmann 2012).

Nagasaki damsel threats

There are no known major threats.

Nagasaki damsel's status