Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis)

Also known as Ambon Damselfish, Ambon Demoiselle, Ammonia Damselfish, Ammonia Demoiselle, Lemon Damselfish, Pallid Damselfish

Description

Also known as Ambon Damselfish, Ambon Demoiselle, Ammonia Damselfish, Ammonia Demoiselle, Lemon Damselfish, Pallid Damselfish.

Found singly or in small schools over sheltered sandy areas close to coral and rocky outcrops in all areas of the reef.
They feed on filamentous algae and planktonic crustaceans.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 2-40m
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.

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