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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Pomacentrus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pomacentrus adelus Obscure damsel Western Pacific 8.5 TL 1991
Pomacentrus agassizii Creole damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1883
Pomacentrus albiaxillaris White-axil damselfish Western Pacific 7 SL 2017
Pomacentrus albicaudatus Whitefin damsel Western Indian Ocean 10.2 TL 1955
Pomacentrus albimaculus Whitespot damsel Western Central Pacific 7 SL 1975
Pomacentrus alexanderae Alexander's damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1907
Pomacentrus alleni Andaman damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 6 TL 1981
Pomacentrus amboinensis Ambon damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1868
Pomacentrus aquilus Dark damsel Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1980
Pomacentrus arabicus Arabian damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1991
Pomacentrus armillatus Bracelet damselfish Western Pacific 8 TL 1993
Pomacentrus atriaxillaris Western Indian Ocean 2002
Pomacentrus aurifrons Yellowhead damselfish Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL 2004
Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Western Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1991
Pomacentrus australis Australian damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1974
Pomacentrus azuremaculatus Bluespotted damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1991
Pomacentrus baenschi Baensch's damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1854
Pomacentrus bintanensis Bintan damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.9 SL 1999
Pomacentrus bipunctatus Central Pacific 5.5 SL 2004
Pomacentrus brachialis Charcoal damsel Western Pacific 8 SL 1830
Pomacentrus burroughi Burrough's damsel Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL 1918
Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus Western Indian Ocean 2002
Pomacentrus caeruleus Caerulean damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1825
Pomacentrus callainus Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Pomacentrus cheraphilus Western Pacific 6.1 SL 2011
Pomacentrus chrysurus Whitetail damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1830
Pomacentrus coelestis Neon damselfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 9 TL 1901
Pomacentrus colini Colin's damsel Western Central Pacific 7 SL 1991
Pomacentrus cuneatus Wedgespot damsel Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1991
Pomacentrus emarginatus Outer-reef damsel Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1829
Pomacentrus fakfakensis Fakfak damselfish Western Pacific 7.4 TL 2009
Pomacentrus flavioculus Western Central Pacific 8.7 SL 2017
Pomacentrus flavoaxillaris Yellow-axil damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.3 SL 2017
Pomacentrus geminospilus Sabah damsel Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1993
Pomacentrus grammorhynchus Bluespot damsel Western Pacific 9 SL 1918
Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel Western Central Pacific 11 TL 1964
Pomacentrus indicus Indian damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1991
Pomacentrus javanicus Java damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1991
Pomacentrus komodoensis Komodo damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.9 SL 1999
Pomacentrus lepidogenys Scaly damsel Indo-West Pacific 9 SL 1928
Pomacentrus leptus Slender damsel Western Indian Ocean 7 TL 1980
Pomacentrus limosus Muddy damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 4.6 SL 1992
Pomacentrus littoralis Smoky damsel Western Pacific 11 TL 1830
Pomacentrus magniseptus Blackfin damselfish Western Pacific 7.6 SL 2017
Pomacentrus melanochir Indonesian damsel Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL 1877
Pomacentrus microspilus Western Pacific 2005
Pomacentrus milleri Miller's damselfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1964
Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1853
Pomacentrus nagasakiensis Nagasaki damsel Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1917
Pomacentrus nigriradiatus Blackray damselfish South Pacific 7.4 SL 2017
Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel Western Central Pacific 9 TL 1913
Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargined damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1973
Pomacentrus opisthostigma Brown damsel Western Central Pacific 6.5 SL 1918
Pomacentrus pavo Sapphire damsel Indo-Pacific 8.5 SL 1787
Pomacentrus philippinus Philippine damsel Indo-West Pacific 10 FL 1907
Pomacentrus pikei Blacklip damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1883
Pomacentrus polyspinus Thai damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 7 SL 1991
Pomacentrus proteus Colombo damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1928
Pomacentrus rodriguesensis Western Indian Ocean 8.0 SL 2003
Pomacentrus saksonoi Anton's damsel Western Pacific 10 TL 1995
Pomacentrus similis Similar damsel Indian Ocean 7 TL 1991
Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 1856
Pomacentrus smithi Smith's damsel Western Central Pacific 7 TL 1928
Pomacentrus spilotoceps Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel Western Central Pacific 13 TL 1928
Pomacentrus sulfureus Sulphur damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1871
Pomacentrus taeniometopon Brackish damsel Western Pacific 12 TL 1852
Pomacentrus trichrourus Paletail damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1867
Pomacentrus trilineatus Threeline damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1830
Pomacentrus tripunctatus Threespot damsel Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL 1830
Pomacentrus vaiuli Ocellate damselfish Pacific Ocean 10 FL 1906
Pomacentrus vatosoa Corazon's damsel Western Indian Ocean 5.0 SL 2019
Pomacentrus wardi Ward's damsel Western Pacific 8 SL 1927
Pomacentrus xanthosternus Yellowbreasted damsel Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus yoshii Western Central Pacific 6.9 SL 2004



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