South Seas Devil (Chrysiptera taupou)

Also known as Australian Tasmanian Devil Damsel, Blue Star Damsel, Blue Star Damselfish, Fiji Blue Devil, Fiji Blue Devil Damsel, Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish, Fiji Damsel, Fiji Devil Damsel, South Seas Demoiselle, South Seas Devil Damselfish, Tapou Blue Devil, Tasmanian Devil Damsel, Tongan Devil Damsel, Village Belle

Description

Also known as Australian Tasmanian Devil Damsel, Blue Star Damsel, Blue Star Damselfish, Fiji Blue Devil, Fiji Blue Devil Damsel, Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish, Fiji Damsel, Fiji Devil Damsel, South Seas Demoiselle, South Seas Devil Damselfish, Tapou Blue Devil, Tasmanian Devil Damsel, Tongan Devil Damsel, Village Belle.

Found singly or in small groups over rocky outcrops and rocky areas of lagoons and outer reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and benthic crustaceans.
Males yellow/blue, females yellow/white.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-10m
Widespread Western Pacific

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. (edit)

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