Acapulco Major (Stegastes acapulcoensis)

Also known as Acapulco Damselfish, Acapulco Gregory, Farmer Damsel

Description

Also known as Acapulco Damselfish, Acapulco Gregory, Farmer Damsel.

Found singly in shallow waters over sandy seabeds, rocky areas and tide pools of the reef rich in coral growth.
They feed on turfed algae which they guard and farm.
Very territorial.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-16m
Widespread Eastern 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.

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