Three-spot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus)

Also known as Humbugs, Three-spot Damsel, Three-spot Damselfish, Three-spot Domino Damselfish, Spot Domino Damselfish, Domino Damsel, Domino Damselfish, White-spot Puller, Three-spot Humbug, White-spot Humbug.

Description

Also known as Humbugs, Three-spot Damsel, Three-spot Damselfish, Three-spot Domino Damselfish, Spot Domino Damselfish, Domino Damsel, Domino Damselfish, White-spot Puller, Three-spot Humbug and White-spot Humbug.

Found in pairs or groups amongst staghorn coral in lagoons and around coral reefs.
Juveniles can be found with large sea anemones.
As the juveniles grow into adults they can lose their spots completely.
They feed on algae and zooplankton.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 1-55m
Widespread Indo-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.

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Three-spot Dascyllus. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Three-spot Dascyllus (juvenile)

Three-spot Dascyllus (juvenile)

Read more…

0 comments

Leave a comment

Known Sightings / Photograph Locations

Share this: