Baensch's Damsel (Pomacentrus baenschi)

Also known as Blue-spotted Damsel


Also known as Blue-spotted Damsel.

Found singly or in pairs over inshore and offshore coral reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-20m
Widespread Western Indian Ocean

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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