Also known as Fire Damsel, Flame Damselfish, Ocellate Damselfish, Red Damsel, Red Speckled Damsel, Speckled Damselfish.
Found singly or in small schools, over coarse rubble and rocky areas of lagoons, reef flats and passages, of inner and outer reef slopes.
They feed on algae, pelagic crustaceans and tunicates.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 0-32m
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/Pomacentrus-bankanensis.html