The Golden Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon aureus)is a marine (saltwater) fish. It is in the Pomacentridae family of Damselfish and Clownfish.
The Golden Damselfish is yellow with blue or purple spots on its face. Some have dark blotches on their sides.
It grows to about 13 centimetres (5 inches) in length.
The Golden Damselfish is native to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It prefers reefs, deep lagoons, and shorelines with ocean currents.
It feeds on zooplankton.
It is solitary, and will also live in small groups.
The female Golden Damselfish lays her eggs among gorgonians (sea fan coral). The male guards the eggs until they hatch.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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