Three-spot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus)

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

Description

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

Found in pairs or family groups sheltering in the arms of staghorn corals over lagoons and coral reefs.
They feed on algae and planktonic crustaceans.
Geographical colour variation.
Length - 14cm
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)

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