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Chrysiptera cyanea, Blue Devil Damselfish. Scott W. Michael


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Taxonomic rank: Subfamily
Family: Pomacentridae
Common name: Damselfishes

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Genera 21 0
Species 199 0

The Subfamily Pomacentrinae is the most speciose group in the Family Pomacentridae, consisting of 21 genera with about 199 species. Most of these fishes are territorial, defending a feeding territory from conspecifics and other food competitors. These fishes actively “farm” their territories, which greatly increases the productivity of their algal lawn. Many of these damselfishes lay demersal eggs, which the male tends and protects.

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Facts about PomacentrinaeRDF feed
Biogroup-Organism Marine Fishes  +
Common name Damselfishes  +
Family Pomacentridae  +
Family taxonomic rank Subfamily  +
Native range Indo-Pacific  +