Goldbelly Damsel (Pomacentrus auriventris)

Also known as Bali Golden Yellowbelly Damselfish, Goldbelly Damselfish, Yellowbelly Damsel, Yellowbelly Damselfish

Description

Also know as Bali Golden Yellowbelly Damselfish, Goldbelly Damselfish, Yellowbelly Damsel, Yellowbelly Damselfish.

Found in small schools close to the bottom over mixed coral and rubble areas of inner reef slopes rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 5.5cm
Depth - 2-35m
Widespread Eastern Indian Ocean, Western Central 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.de/summary/Pomacentrus-auriventris.html

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