Pomacentrus burroughi Fowler, 1918
Burrough's damsel
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  8.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 16 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Palau. Also Indonesia (Allen, pers. comm.).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-16. Description: Adult reddish brown. Juvenile dark grey with blue vermiculation. Ocellus present in small juveniles and adults with a yellow blotch along the dorsal fin base in some populations (Ref. 48636).
Biology:  Adults inhabit lagoon and coastal reefs, usually on open rubble patches. They occur singly or in small groups. Feed primarily on benthic algae (Ref. 7247). 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: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11
Checked by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 01.09.94

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