Azores Chromis (Chromis limbata)

Also known as Atlantic Chromis, Atlantic Damselfish, Canary Damselfish, Puller

Description

Also known as Atlantic Chromis, Atlantic Damselfish, Canary Damselfish, Puller.

Found singly or in small schools over rock, sand and weedy areas of rocky reefs around islands.
They feed on algae, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 5-45m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic

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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