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Whitespotted devil

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Whitespotted devil

Characteristics

  • An adult was recorded once by the survey at Sharp Island,
    but speculated to have been artificially introduced.
  • Tends algae farms and mainly feeds on algae, but also feeds on plankton.

Description

Adults:

  • Head and body brown with blue dots mainly on back.
  • Caudal peduncle and caudal fin white to tan.

Juveniles:

  • Body greenish yellow with numerous blue dots.
  • A black spot on back.

Common Name: Whitespotted devil

Family Common Name: Damselfishes

Family: Pomacentridae

Scientific Name: Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus ___(Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)

Maximum Length: 10 cm (Total Length)