Jewel Damsel (Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus)

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Jewel Damselfish, Marmite, Pacific Jewel Damsel, White-speckled Demoiselle, White-spotted Devil, White-spotted Devil Damsel, Yellowtail

Description

Also known as Farmer Damsel, Jewel Damselfish, Marmite, Pacific Jewel Damsel, White-speckled Demoiselle, White-spotted Devil, White-spotted Devil Damsel, Yellowtail.

Found singly or in pairs over dead and live corals and rubble areas in clear lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on benthic algae, fish eggs and small invertebrates.
Length - 10cm
Depth - 1-40m
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/5712

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