Staghorn Damselfish

The Staghorn Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon curacao) is a marine (saltwater) fish. It is related to clownfish.

The Staghorn Damselfish has a blue-green sheen with flecks of black. Its dorsal fin (back fin) is edged in blue. It has large eyes and a downturned mouth.

Staghorn Damselfish

Staghorn Damselfish

 

It measures about 11 centimetres (4.5 inches) in length.

The Staghorn Damselfish is widespread in tropical waters of the western Pacific Ocean, from Malaysia to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.  It prefers coral reefs.

It feeds on plankton and algae.

The female Staghorn Damselfish lays eggs on the underside of coral branches.

Staghorn Damselfish

Staghorn Damselfish

Staghorn Damselfish

Staghorn Damselfish

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

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