Western Gregory (Stegastes obreptus)

Also known as Farmer Damsel


Also known as Farmer Damsel.

Found singly, or in loose schools, over dead reef and rock, in shallow, silty, surge areas of lagoons, reefs and shorelines. Very territorial!
They feed on filamentous algae and zooplankton.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-10m
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/4353


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