Monarch Damsel (Juvenile) (Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus)

Also known as Monarch Damselfish

Description

Also known as Monarch Damselfish.

Found singly or in pairs around live coral thickets interspersed with open sand and dead corals over lagoon reefs.
They feed on filamentous algae and benthic invertebrates.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 1-5m
Widespread 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/8242

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Monarch Damsel (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Monarch Damsel

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