Longfin Damselfish (Stegastes diencaeus)

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Honey Damselfish, Longfin Gregory

Description

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Honey Damselfish, Longfin Gregory.

Found over sheltered inshore waters close to coral and rubble areas of lagoons and fringing reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and zooplankton.
Very territorial.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-45m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Damselfish are egg layers.
First they clear a site ready for a nest, then engage in a mating dance with rapid swimming and fin movements, during this time the males will often turn a shade or two darker and may display white blotches. Spawning occurs at dawn.

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