Also known as Black Damselfish, Blue-and-Gold Damselfish, Bluefin Damsel, Bowtie Damselfish, Royal Damsel, Zulu Damsel.
Found singly or in pairs, close to soft corals, over shallow lagoons and fringing reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on soft corals polyps.
Juveniles found in the arms of staghorn corals.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 1-12m
Widespread Indo-West 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: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Neoglyphidodon-melas.html