Fusilier Damsel (Lepidozygus tapeinosoma)

Also known as Fusilier Damselfish, Fusilier Demoiselle, Purple Chromis, Redwing Coral Damsel

Description

Also known as Fusilier Damselfish, Fusilier Demoiselle, Purple Chromis, Redwing Coral Damsel.

Found in small to large schools over current swept patch reefs of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed high above the reef on zooplankton.
Variable in colour change when feeding and disturbed.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-30m
Widespread Indo-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/5683

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