Pacific Gregory (Stegastes fasciolatus)

Also known as Dark Damsel, Farmer Damsel, Hawaiian Damselfish, Pacific Damselfish, South Pacific Gregory, Yelloweye Damsel

Description

Also known as Dark Damsel, Farmer Damsel, Hawaiian Damselfish, Pacific Damselfish, South Pacific Gregory, Yelloweye Damsel.

Found singly or in pairs, amongst boulders, dead coral and rocks, over mild to moderate exposed areas of coral and rocky reefs rich in algae growth. Territorial.
They feed on filamentous algae, benthic crustaceans and zooplankton.
Length - 16cm
Depth - 1-30m
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/4347

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