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Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Abudefduf abdominalis Green damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 TL 1825
Abudefduf bengalensis Bengal sergeant Western Pacific 17 TL 1787
Abudefduf concolor Eastern Pacific 19 TL 1862
Abudefduf conformis Eastern Central Pacific 13.1 SL 1999
Abudefduf declivifrons Mexican nightsergeant Eastern Pacific 18 SL 1862
Abudefduf hoefleri African sergeant Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1881
Abudefduf lorenzi Black-tail sergeant Western Central Pacific 18 TL 1977
Abudefduf margariteus Pearly sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 SL 1830
Abudefduf natalensis Natal sergeant Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1983
Abudefduf notatus Yellowtail sergeant Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1870
Abudefduf saxatilis Sergeant-major Atlantic Ocean 22.9 TL 1758
Abudefduf septemfasciatus Banded sergeant Indo-Pacific 23 TL 1830
Abudefduf sexfasciatus Scissortail sergeant Indo-Pacific 19 TL 1801
Abudefduf sordidus Blackspot sergeant Indo-Pacific 24 TL 1775
Abudefduf sparoides False-eye sergeant Western Indian Ocean 16 TL 1825
Abudefduf taurus Night sergeant Western Atlantic 25 TL 1848
Abudefduf troschelii Panamic sergeant major Eastern Pacific 20 TL 1862
Abudefduf vaigiensis Indo-Pacific sergeant Indo-Pacific 20 TL 1825
Abudefduf whitleyi Whitley's sergeant Western Pacific 14 SL 1974
Acanthochromis polyacanthus Spiny chromis Western Pacific 14 TL 1855
Altrichthys azurelineatus Azure damsel Western Central Pacific 6.5 SL 1928
Altrichthys curatus Guardian damselfish Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 1999
Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden damselfish Western Pacific 13 TL 1830
Amblyglyphidodon batunai Batuna's damselfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1995
Amblyglyphidodon curacao Staghorn damselfish Western Pacific 11 TL 1787
Amblyglyphidodon flavilatus Yellowfin damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1980
Amblyglyphidodon flavopurpureus Cenderawasih damselfish Western Central Pacific 9.4 SL 2012
Amblyglyphidodon indicus Maldives damselfish Indian Ocean 8.3 SL 2002
Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster Yellowbelly damselfish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1847
Amblyglyphidodon melanopterus Pacific Ocean 10.2 SL 2002
Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis Pacific Ocean 8.3 SL 1853
Amblyglyphidodon silolona Silolona damselfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12.5 TL 2012
Amblyglyphidodon ternatensis Ternate damsel Western Pacific 10 SL 1853
Amblypomacentrus breviceps Black-banded demoiselle Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL 1839
Amblypomacentrus clarus Banggai damselfish Western Central Pacific 6 TL 2000
Amblypomacentrus vietnamicus Western Pacific 2004
Amphiprion akallopisos Skunk clownfish Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1853
Amphiprion akindynos Barrier reef anemonefish Western Pacific 9 SL 1972
Amphiprion allardi Twobar anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1970
Amphiprion barberi Central Pacific 8.6 SL 2008
Amphiprion bicinctus Twoband anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1830
Amphiprion chagosensis Chagos anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1972
Amphiprion chrysogaster Mauritian anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1830
Amphiprion chrysopterus Orangefin anemonefish Pacific Ocean 17 TL 1830
Amphiprion clarkii Yellowtail clownfish Indo-West Pacific 15 SL 1830
Amphiprion ephippium Saddle anemonefish Eastern Indian Ocean 14 TL 1790
Amphiprion frenatus Tomato clownfish Western Pacific 14 TL 1856
Amphiprion fuscocaudatus Seychelles anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1972
Amphiprion latezonatus Wide-band Anemonefish Western Pacific 14 TL 1900
Amphiprion latifasciatus Madagascar anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1972
Amphiprion leucokranos Whitebonnet anemonefish Western Central Pacific 12 TL 1973
Amphiprion mccullochi Whitesnout anemonefish Southwest Pacific 12 TL 1929
Amphiprion melanopus Fire clownfish Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1852
Amphiprion nigripes Maldive anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1908
Amphiprion ocellaris Clown anemonefish Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1830
Amphiprion omanensis Oman anemonefish Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1991
Amphiprion pacificus Pacific anemonefish Pacific 4.8 SL 2010
Amphiprion percula Orange clownfish Western Pacific 11 TL 1802
Amphiprion perideraion Pink anemonefish Western Pacific 10 TL 1855
Amphiprion polymnus Saddleback clownfish Western Pacific 13 TL 1758
Amphiprion rubrocinctus Red Anemonefish Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1842
Amphiprion sandaracinos Yellow clownfish Western Pacific 14 TL 1972
Amphiprion sebae Sebae anemonefish Indian Ocean 16 TL 1853
Amphiprion thiellei Thielle's anemonefish Western Central Pacific 9 TL 1981
Amphiprion tricinctus Maroon clownfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1953
Azurina eupalama Galapagos damsel Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL 1903
Azurina hirundo Swallow damsel Eastern Pacific 14 SL 1898
Cheiloprion labiatus Big-lip damsel Indo-West Pacific 6 SL 1877
Chromis abrupta Eastern Central Pacific 5.4 SL 2001
Chromis abyssicola Deepsea chromis Southwest Pacific 12.5 SL 1985
Chromis abyssus Deep blue Chromis Western Pacific 9.8 SL 2008
Chromis acares Midget chromis Pacific Ocean 4 SL 1973
Chromis agilis Agile chromis Indo-Pacific 7.5 SL 1960
Chromis albicauda White-caudal chromis Western Pacific 13.4 SL 2009
Chromis albomaculata White-spotted chromis Northwest Pacific 15 SL 1960
Chromis alleni Allen's chromis Northwest Pacific 6.5 SL 1981
Chromis alpha Yellow-speckled chromis Indo-Pacific 8.5 SL 1988
Chromis alta Oval damselfish Eastern Pacific 13 SL 1980
Chromis amboinensis Ambon chromis Western Pacific 10 TL 1871
Chromis analis Yellow chromis Western Pacific 17 TL 1830
Chromis athena South East Asia 5.4 SL 2008
Chromis atrilobata Scissortail damselfish Eastern Pacific 13.4 TL 1862
Chromis atripectoralis Black-axil chromis Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1951
Chromis atripes Dark-fin chromis Western Pacific 9 TL 1928
Chromis axillaris Grey chromis Western Indian Ocean 10 SL 1831
Chromis bami Eastern Central Pacific 5.9 SL 1992
Chromis bowesi Rhomboid Chromis Western Pacific 8.2 SL 2019
Chromis brevirostris Shortsnout Chromis Western Pacific 6.9 SL 2008
Chromis cadenati Cadenat's chromis Eastern Central Atlantic 16.5 SL 1951
Chromis caudalis Blue-axil chromis Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1988
Chromis chromis Damselfish Mediterranean Sea 25 TL 1758
Chromis chrysura Stout chromis Indo-West Pacific 14 SL 1883
Chromis cinerascens Green puller Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1830
Chromis circumaurea Gold-rim Chromis Western Pacific 10.2 SL 2008
Chromis crusma Valparaiso chromis Southeast Pacific 14 SL 1833
Chromis cyanea Blue chromis Western Atlantic 15 TL 1860
Chromis dasygenys Blue-spotted chromis Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1935
Chromis degruyi DeGruy’s Chromis Western Pacific 8.2 SL 2008
Chromis delta Deep reef chromis Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1988
Chromis dimidiata Chocolatedip chromis Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1871
Chromis dispilus Demoiselle Southwest Pacific 21 TL 1923
Chromis durvillei Bourbon Chromis Western Indian Ocean 7.6 SL 2010
Chromis earina Spring Chromis Western Pacific 6.6 SL 2008
Chromis elerae Twinspot chromis Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1928
Chromis enchrysura Yellowtail reeffish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1882
Chromis fatuhivae Eastern Central Pacific 6.3 SL 2001
Chromis fieldi Two-tone Chromis Indian Ocean. 5.1 SL 2013
Chromis flavapicis Eastern Central Pacific 10.1 SL 2001
Chromis flavaxilla Arabian chromis Western Indian Ocean 7.2 TL 1994
Chromis flavicauda Cobalt chromis Western Atlantic 7 SL 1880
Chromis flavipectoralis Malayan chromis Indian Ocean 8 TL 1988
Chromis flavomaculata Yellow-spotted chromis Western Pacific 16 TL 1960
Chromis fumea Smokey chromis Indo-West Pacific 10 SL 1917
Chromis gunting Scissors Chromis Western Pacific 7.7 SL 2019
Chromis hangganan Dark-margin Chromis Western Pacific 5.8 SL 2019
Chromis hanui Chocolate-dip Chromis Eastern Central Pacific 6 SL 1973
Chromis howsoni Western Pacific 5.6 SL 2014
Chromis hypsilepis Brown puller Southwest Pacific 16 SL 1867
Chromis insolata Sunshinefish Western Atlantic 16 TL 1830
Chromis intercrusma Peruvian chromis Eastern Pacific 29 TL 1917
Chromis iomelas Half-and-half chromis Pacific Ocean 8 FL 1906
Chromis jubauna Southwest Atlantic 7.4 SL 1995
Chromis kennensis Southwestern Pacific 1964
Chromis klunzingeri Black-headed chromis Eastern Indian Ocean 6.5 SL 1929
Chromis lepidolepis Scaly chromis Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1877
Chromis leucura Whitetail chromis Indo-West Pacific 8.5 TL 1905
Chromis limbata Azores chromis Eastern Atlantic 12 SL 1833
Chromis limbaughi Limbaugh's damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 11.3 TL 1980
Chromis lineata Lined chromis Indo-Pacific 7 TL 1928
Chromis lubbocki Lubbock's chromis Eastern Central Atlantic 12.5 SL 1986
Chromis margaritifer Bicolor chromis Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1946
Chromis meridiana Southeast Pacific 11 SL 1980
Chromis mirationis Japanese chromis Western Pacific 11 SL 1917
Chromis monochroma Monochrome chromis Western Pacific 5.1 SL 2004
Chromis multilineata Brown chromis Western Atlantic 20 TL 1853
Chromis nigroanalis Kenyan chromis Indian Ocean 12 TL 1988
Chromis nigrura Blacktail chromis Indian Ocean 6 TL 1960
Chromis nitida Barrier reef chromis Western Pacific 7 SL 1928
Chromis notata Pearl-spot chromis Northwest Pacific 17 TL 1843
Chromis okamurai Okinawa chromis Northwest Pacific 9.4 SL 1989
Chromis onumai Northwest Pacific 12.6 SL 2007
Chromis opercularis Doublebar chromis Indian Ocean 17 TL 1867
Chromis ovalis Hawaiian chromis Eastern Pacific 15 SL 1900
Chromis ovatiformes Ovate chromis Western Pacific 10 TL 1946
Chromis pamae Eastern Central Pacific 10.4 SL 1992
Chromis pelloura Duskytail chromis Western Indian Ocean 14 TL 1982
Chromis pembae Pemba chromis Western Indian Ocean 13 TL 1960
Chromis planesi Eastern Central Pacific 10.2 SL 2004
Chromis punctipinnis Blacksmith Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1863
Chromis pura Pura chromis Western Pacific 7.6 SL 2004
Chromis randalli Randall's chromis Southeast Pacific 15 NG 1970
Chromis retrofasciata Black-bar chromis Western Pacific 6 SL 1913
Chromis sanctaehelenae St. Helena chromis Southeast Atlantic 13 SL 1987
Chromis scotochiloptera Philippines chromis Western Central Pacific 16 TL 1918
Chromis scotti Purple reeffish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1968
Chromis struhsakeri Struhsaker's chromis Eastern Central Pacific 13 SL 1973
Chromis ternatensis Ternate chromis Indo-Pacific 10.5 TL 1856
Chromis tingting Moonstone Chromis Northwest Pacific 9.9 SL 2019
Chromis trialpha Trispot chromis Western Indian Ocean 6 TL 1980
Chromis unipa Unipa chromis Western Pacific 5.0 SL 2009
Chromis vanderbilti Vanderbilt's chromis Pacific Ocean 6 TL 1941
Chromis verater Threespot chromis Eastern Central Pacific 16 SL 1912
Chromis viridis Blue green damselfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1830
Chromis weberi Weber's chromis Indo-Pacific 13.5 TL 1928
Chromis westaustralis West Australian chromis Eastern Indian Ocean 8.5 SL 1976
Chromis woodsi Wood's chromis Western Indian Ocean 9.5 TL 1979
Chromis xanthochira Yellow-axil chromis Western Central Pacific 14 TL 1851
Chromis xanthopterygia Yellowfin chromis Western Indian Ocean 11.5 TL 1988
Chromis xanthura Paletail chromis Pacific Ocean 17 TL 1854
Chromis xouthos Yellow-brown chromis Indian Ocean 9.2 SL 2005
Chromis xutha Buff chromis Western Indian Ocean 7 TL 1988
Chromis yamakawai Northern yellow-spotted Chromis Western Pacific 13.1 SL 2013
Chrysiptera albata Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 SL 2002
Chrysiptera annulata Footballer demoiselle Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1855
Chrysiptera arnazae Arnaz's damselfish Indian and Pacific Oceans 3.9 SL 2010
Chrysiptera biocellata Twinspot damselfish Indo-Pacific 12.5 TL 1825
Chrysiptera bleekeri Bleeker's damsel Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1928
Chrysiptera brownriggii Surge damselfish Indo-Pacific 8 TL 1828
Chrysiptera burtjonesi Burt’s damselfish Western Central Pacific 4.8 SL 2017
Chrysiptera caeruleolineata Blueline demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 6 TL 1973
Chrysiptera caesifrons Greyback damsel Southwest Pacific 4.9 SL 2015
Chrysiptera chrysocephala Western Pacific 4.9 SL 2002
Chrysiptera cyanea Sapphire devil Indo-West Pacific 8.5 TL 1825
Chrysiptera cymatilis Malenesian blue devil Western Central Pacific 3.6 SL 1999
Chrysiptera flavipinnis Yellowfin damselfish Western Pacific 8 TL 1974
Chrysiptera galba Canary demoiselle Western Pacific 7 SL 1974
Chrysiptera giti Giti damselfish Western Pacific 3.6 SL 2008
Chrysiptera glauca Grey demoiselle Indo-Pacific 11.5 TL 1830
Chrysiptera hemicyanea Azure demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1913
Chrysiptera kuiteri Kuiter's damselfish Indo-West Pacific 7.5 TL 1995
Chrysiptera niger Black damselfish Western Pacific 7 TL 1975
Chrysiptera notialis Southern demoiselle Western Pacific 9 TL 1975
Chrysiptera oxycephala Blue-spot demoiselle Western Central Pacific 9 TL 1877
Chrysiptera parasema Goldtail demoiselle Western Pacific 7 TL 1918
Chrysiptera pricei Price's damselfish Western Central Pacific. 5 TL 1992
Chrysiptera rapanui Easter damselfish Southwest Pacific 5.5 SL 1970
Chrysiptera rex King demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 7 TL 1909
Chrysiptera rollandi Rolland's demoiselle Eastern Indian Ocean and 7.5 TL 1961
Chrysiptera sheila Sheila's damselfish Western Indian Ocean 10.3 TL 1994
Chrysiptera sinclairi Sinclair's demoisselle Western Central Pacific 5 SL 1987
Chrysiptera springeri Springer's demoiselle Western Pacific 5.5 TL 1976
Chrysiptera starcki Starck's demoiselle Western Pacific 7 SL 1973
Chrysiptera talboti Talbot's demoiselle Western Pacific 6 TL 1975
Chrysiptera taupou Southseas devil Western Pacific 8 TL 1906
Chrysiptera traceyi Tracey's demoiselle Western Pacific 4.5 SL 1960
Chrysiptera tricincta Threeband damselfish Western Pacific 6 TL 1974
Chrysiptera unimaculata Onespot demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1830
Dascyllus abudafur Indian Ocean 1775
Dascyllus albisella Hawaiian dascyllus Eastern Central Pacific 13 TL 1862
Dascyllus aruanus Whitetail dascyllus Pacific Ocean 10 TL 1758
Dascyllus auripinnis Eastern Central Pacific 11.5 SL 2001
Dascyllus carneus Cloudy dascyllus Indian Ocean 7 TL 1885
Dascyllus flavicaudus Yellowtail dascyllus Pacific 12 TL 1977
Dascyllus marginatus Marginate dascyllus Western Indian Ocean 6 TL 1829
Dascyllus melanurus Blacktail humbug Western Pacific 8 TL 1854
Dascyllus reticulatus Reticulate dascyllus Eastern Central Indian Oc 9 TL 1846
Dascyllus strasburgi Strasburg's dascyllus Eastern Central Pacific 9 SL 1960
Dascyllus trimaculatus Threespot dascyllus Indo-Pacific 14 TL 1829
Dischistodus chrysopoecilus White-spot damsel Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1839
Dischistodus darwiniensis Banded damsel-fish Western Pacific 10.3 SL 1928
Dischistodus fasciatus Banded damsel Western Pacific 11.5 SL 1830
Dischistodus melanotus Black-vent damsel Western Pacific 16 TL 1858
Dischistodus perspicillatus White damsel Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1830
Dischistodus prosopotaenia Honey-head damsel Indo-West Pacific 18.5 TL 1852
Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel Western Central Pacific 18 TL 1974
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon Lagoon damselfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1852
Hypsypops rubicundus Garibaldi damselfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 SL 1854
Lepidozygus tapeinosoma Fusilier damselfish Indo-Pacific 10.5 TL 1856
Mecaenichthys immaculatus Immaculate damsel Southwest Pacific 12 SL 1885
Microspathodon bairdii Bumphead damselfish Eastern Pacific 25 SL 1862
Microspathodon chrysurus Yellowtail damselfish Western Atlantic 21 TL 1830
Microspathodon dorsalis Giant damselfish Eastern Pacific 31 SL 1862
Microspathodon frontatus Guinean damselfish Eastern Atlantic 17 SL 1970
Neoglyphidodon bonang Ocellated damsel Indo-West Pacific 13.5 TL 1852
Neoglyphidodon carlsoni Carlson's damsel Western Central Pacific 10 SL 1975
Neoglyphidodon crossi Cross' damsel Western Central Pacific 10 SL 1991
Neoglyphidodon melas Bowtie damselfish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1830
Neoglyphidodon mitratus Eastern barhead damselfish Western Pacific 6.2 SL 2012
Neoglyphidodon nigroris Black-and-gold chromis Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1830
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon Bluestreak damselfish Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1858
Neoglyphidodon polyacanthus Multispine damselfish Western Pacific 12 SL 1889
Neoglyphidodon thoracotaeniatus Barhead damsel Western Central Pacific 13.5 TL 1928
Neopomacentrus aktites Western Australian demoiselle Eastern Indian Ocean 5.4 SL 2017
Neopomacentrus anabatoides Silver demoiselle Western Central Pacific 10.5 TL 1847
Neopomacentrus aquadulcis Sweetwater demoiselle Western Central Pacific 6.5 TL 2002
Neopomacentrus azysron Yellowtail demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 7.5 TL 1877
Neopomacentrus bankieri Chinese demoiselle Western Pacific 8 TL 1846
Neopomacentrus cyanomos Regal demoiselle Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1856
Neopomacentrus fallax Violet damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1855
Neopomacentrus filamentosus Brown demoiselle Western Central Pacific 11 TL 1882



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