Whitetail dascyllus


  • Omnivorous planktivores.
  • In other places, this species lives in groups on branching corals, such as Acropora spp.. Forms dominance hierarchy, in which larger, higher ranked individuals have priority access to food.
  • Exhibits bi-directional sex change (or reversed sex change) under experimental conditions, but said in other studies that sex change rarely occurs in the wild.


  • Body white with three vertical black bars.
  • Pelvic fin completely black. Caudal fin white.

Common Name: Whitetail dascyllus

Family Common Name: Damselfishes

Scientific Name: Dascyllus aruanus___(Linnaeus, 1758)

Genus: Dacyllus

Maximum Length: 10 cm (Total Length)