White Damsel (Dischistodus perspicillatus)

Also known as Bombin, Fourspot Demoiselle, Two-barred Puller, White Damselfish, White Demoiselle

Description

Also known as Bombin, Fourspot Demoiselle, Two-barred Puller, White Damselfish, White Demoiselle.

Found singly or in pairs, over small patch reefs, of shallow lagoons rich in algae and seagrass.
They feed on filamentous algae and detritus.
Length - 18cm
Depth - 1-10m
Widespread Indo-West 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/5704

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