Pomacentridae

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Vertebrata
Super Class: Osteichthyes
Class: Actinopterygii
Sub-Class: Neopterygii
Infra Class: Teleostei
Super Order: Acanthopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae
Genus: Abudefduf - Amphiprion - Amblyglyphidodon - Chromis - Chrysiptera - Dascyllus - Dischistodus - Hemiglyphidodon - Neoglyphidodon - Neopomacentrus - Parma - Plectroglyphidodon - Pomacentrus - Stegastes - Pomachromis - Premnas


Introduction

Commonly referred to as Damsels and includes the Clownfish with live in a symbiotic relationship with some anemone species.

Characteristics

Small often colourful fishes with moderately deep, compressed bodies, small terminal mouths with conical or incisiform teeth, moderately large scales, continuous dorsal fins, and an interrupted lateral line. Conspicuous and numerous on all rocky or coral reefs. Lay demersal eggs that are guarded by the male. Some species are extremely aggressive [1].

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References

  1. (Lieske Myers 1996): Lieske, E., Myers, R., Coral reef fishes : Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean : including the Red Sea, Princeton University Press: Princeton, 1996.
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