Honeyhead Damsel (Dischistodus prosopotaenia)

Also known as Honeybreast Damsel, Honey-breasted Damsel, Honeyhead Damselfish, Honeypot Damsel, Masked Demoiselle, White-breasted Damsel

Description

Also known as Honeybreast Damsel, Honey-breasted Damsel, Honeyhead Damselfish, Honeypot Damsel, Masked Demoiselle, White-breasted Damsel.

Found singly or in loose schools over silty sand bottoms of lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and benthic invertebrates.
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.in/summary/6608

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