Whitespot Damsel (Dischistodus chrysopoecilus)

Also known as Lagoon Damsel, Palespot Damsel, Palespot Damselfish, Palest Damsel, Whitepatch Damsel

Description

Also known as Lagoon Damsel, Palespot Damsel, Palespot Damselfish, Palest Damsel, Whitepatch Damsel.

Found singly or in pairs in shallow silty waters, close to coral outcrops and seagrass beds of lagoons and coastal reefs.
They feed on benthic algae and weeds.
Very aggressive and territorial.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 1-5m
Widespread Western Central 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/6553

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