Obscure Damsel (Juvenile) (Pomacentrus adelus)

Also known as Dusky Damsel, Half-ocellus Damsel, Obscure Damselfish

Description

Also known as Dusky Damsel, Half-ocellus Damsel, Obscure Damselfish.

Found singly or in pairs over open rubble patches of lagoons, coastal and seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 8.5cm
Depth - 2-8m
Widespread Western 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/12476

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