Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Bleeker, 1858)
Bluestreak damselfish
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 4 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Indo-Australian Archipelago, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Ashmore Reef (Timor Sea).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-14. Description: Juveniles with brilliant blue streaks but large adults are all black (Ref. 48636) and usually dorsal side has yellow zone of variable shade or intensity. Body depth 1.9-2.1 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit protected reef flats of lagoons and inshore reefs. They mainly occur on current-swept reef flats in a few meters depth where it congregates in loose groups of various sizes (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 05.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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