Stegastes sanctipauli Lubbock & Edwards, 1981
Saint Paul's gregory
Stegastes sanctipauli
photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 0 - 60 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Atlantic: Saint Paul's Rocks.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-14
Biology:  Adults occur in rock pools, from the surface to depths of at least 50 m (Ref. 13121, 58184), usually around rocks and rubble (Ref. 13121). 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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 November 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 06.09.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.07.11

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