44 photos 22 species


Neoglyphidodon nigroris

Black-and-gold chromis or Behn's damsel

Juvenile
Juvenile
Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 12 cm

Depth: 3 - 30 m

Photos ( Juvenile ) 1 - 2 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi

Photo 3 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines


Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus

Barhead damsel

Maximum length: 14 cm

Depth: 10 - 45 m

Usually found in small groups near the reef.

Eats zooplankton and small shrimps.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi


Neopomacentrus bankieri

Chinese demoiselle

Maximum length: 8 cm

Depth: 3 - 13 m

Gray body, tail and rear edge of dorsal and anal fins are yellow.

A black spot at the base of the upper pectoral fin.

Found on rock and coral reefs.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi


Neopomacentrus miryae

Miry's demoiselle

Maximum length: 11 cm

Depth: 2 - 25 m

Silver body with a white spot at the base of the tail and yellow tail fin edges.

Found on sheltered patch reefs, lagoons and outer reefs.

Usually hunts zooplankton in loose groups in open water.

Not very shy.

Photo 1 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt


Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus

Singlebar devil

Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 12 cm

Depth: 0.3 - 3 m

White stripe can be lost in adults.

It is territorial and feeds on algae.

Photo 1 Johnny: El Quesir Egypt

Photo 2 Astrid: Hurghada Egypt


Pomacentrus albicaudatus

Whitefin damsel

Maximum length: 7 cm

Depth: 1 - 12 m

Light brown body with white tail.

Lives individually or in loose groups on coastal fringing reefs or offshore reefs with moderate coral growth.

Very rare.

Photo 1 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt


 Pomacentrus alexanderae

Alexander's damsel

Maximum length: 9 cm

Depth: 5 - 60 m

Divers usually encounter this small damselfish as an individual; adults prefer lagoons as well as landward and seaward reefs.

The dark spot around the pectoral fin is particularly striking.

Photo 1 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines


Pomacentrus amboinensis

Ambon damsel

Maximum length: 10 cm

Depth: 2 - 40 m

Variable coloration, mostly light background with pale, slightly wavy yellowish

or blue-greenish transverse lines.

The cheeks and snout have very pale light bluish markings.

Photo 1 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines


Pomacentrus chrysurus

Whitetail damselfish

Maximum length: 9 cm

Depth: 19 - 35 m

Eyespot at the end of the dorsal fin.

Found in sandy lagoons and on rocky reefs close to the coast.

Photo 1 Johnny: Bangka Island North Sulawesi


Pomacentrus sulfureus

Sulphur damsel

Juvenile
Juvenile
Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 11 cm

Depth: 0.5 - 14 m

Yellow body with a black spot at the base of the pectoral fin.

Lives in fringing reefs close to the coast, sometimes also in murky reef water. 

Photos 1 - 3 Johnny : El Quesir Egypt


 Pomacentrus trichrourus

Paletail damsel

Maximum length: 11 cm

Depth: 1 - 43 m

Gray-black body with white tail.

Often found in lagoons, fringing or patch reefs, occasionally on reef tops.

Photo 1 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt


Pomacentrus trilineatus

Threeline damsel

Juvenile
Juvenile
Initiative phase
Initiative phase
Adult
Adult

Maximum length: 10 cm

Depth: 0.3 - 4 m

Brownish body with blue lines on the head and a light-colored tail.

Found on shallow rock and coral reefs.

Photo 1 Johnny: El Quesir Egypt

Photos 2 - 3 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt


Pomacentrus vaiuli

Ocelatte damselfish

Maximum length: 10 cm

Depth: 1 - 40 m

Variable bluish to brownish coloration.

Blue to white-edged, black eyespot at the back of the dorsal fin.

Inhabits lagoons and outer reefs.

Photo 1 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines


Pycnochromis dimidiatus ( Indischer - Zweifarben Chromis )

Chocolatedip chromis

Maximum length: 7 cm

Depth: 0.5 - 36 m

Typical black and white coloration.

Often inhabits lagoons and sheltered outer reefs as well as shallow reef crests of patch reefs.

In large, loose aggregations along upper reef formations of piers and slopes, often associated with the jewel bannerfish.

Very common and not very shy.

Photos 1 - 3 Johnny: El Quesir Egypt.


Pycnochromis retrofasciatus

Black-bar chromis

Maximum length: 5 cm

Depth: 15 - 20 m

These are schooling fish that live in tropical and subtropical coral reefs in the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific.

The species shown here is relatively rare.

Photo 1 Johnny: Moalboal Philippines


Stegastes diencaeus

Longfin damselfish 

Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 12 cm.

Depth: 5 - 30 m

Adult: Dark brown to black body.

Juvenile: Golden yellow body, with bright blue stripes running from the snout to the back.

Black spot with blue border on the dorsal fin.

Found on rocky areas where they aggressively try to drive divers away from their area by nipping.

Not shy.

Photo 1 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photos 2 - 4 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean


Stegastes fuscus

Dusky damselfish

Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 15 cm

Depth: 2 - 13 m

Rounded dorsal and anal fins, dark olive-brown to almost completely black body.

Photo 1 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photo 2 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean 


Stegastes lacrymatus

Whitespotted devil ( Egypt )

Maximum length: 11 cm

Depth: 0.3 - 40 m

Counterpart of the Caribbean jewfish, but 6 cm smaller and with a white tail instead of yellow.

They are usually found singly, are very territorial and often aggressive while defending their algae gardens.

Photo 1 Astrid: Hurghada Egypt

Photos 2 - 3 Johnny: El Quesir Egypt


  Stegastes lacrymatus

Whitespotted devil ( Caribbean )

Juvenile
Juvenile
Juvenile / Initiative phase
Juvenile / Initiative phase

Maximum length: 19 cm

Depth: 3 - 12 m

Adult: Dark body, yellow caudal fin and small bright blue spots on the back and dorsal fin.

Juvenile form: Dark blue with bright blue spots and a translucent to whitish caudal fin, which turns yellow at maturity.

Inhabit reef tops, with the juvenile form living in the area of fire corals.

Not shy, often let divers get close to them.

Photos 1 + 3 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photo 2 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean


Stegastes nigricans

Dusky farmerfish

Maximum length: 14 cm

Depth: 3 - 35 m

Very difficult to find in books.

The following synonyms are known:

Abudefduf tamaii, Eupomacentrus nigricans, Holocentrus nigricans, Parapomacentrus nigricans, Pomacentrus nigricans, Pomacentrus scolopseus, Pomacentrus scolopsis, Pomacentrus subniger, Pomacentrus taeniops

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: El Quesir Egypt


Stegastes partitus

Bicolor damselfish

Maximum length: 10 cm

Depth: 7 - 27 m

Black - white body.

The light area is often yellowish at the border, especially towards the belly.

Native to reef tops, aggressively territorial, but only chases away small fish.

Not shy, lets divers get close to it.

Photos 1 - 3 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean


Stegastes planifrons

Threespot damselfish

Juvenile
Juvenile

Maximum length: 12 cm

Depth: 0 - 40 m

Yellowish to light brown body, which becomes darker with age.

They have a golden yellow crescent above the eyes.

Black spot at the base of the pectoral fin and at the beginning of the caudal fin. 

Juvenile form: Yellow body with black spot at the beginning of the tail root, which remains.

Black spot in the middle at the upper edge of the body disappears with sexual maturity.

Photos 1 + 3 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photo 2 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean