Alexander's Damsel (Pomacentrus alexanderae)

Also known as Alex's Damsel, Black-finned Damsel


Also known as Alex's Damsel, Black-finned Damsel.

Found singly or in small schools, swimming above the substrate of lagoons, inshore and offshore reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans, and fish eggs.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 5-60m
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. Ref:


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