Golden Damsel (Amblyglyphidodon aureus)

Also known as Golden Damselfish, Golden Devil, Golden Sergeant, Lemon Damsel, Lemonpeel Damsel, Sergeant, Yellow Damselfish

Description

Also known as Golden Damselfish, Golden Devil, Golden Sergeant, Lemon Damsel, Lemonpeel Damsel, Sergeant, Yellow Damselfish.

Found amongst the fronds of gorgonians and long sea-whip corals, over current swept channel walls, in lagoons and over steep outer reefs.
They feed on zooplankton.
Length - 13cm
Depth - 3-45m
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. (edit) Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Amblyglyphidodon-aureus.html

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