What is the difference between the Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish?

What is the difference between the Four Stripe Damselfish (Dascyllus melanurus) and the Tuxedo Damselfish (Chrysiptera tricincta)?

The Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish both belong to the Pomacentridae family of damselfish.

The Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish are both tropical marine (saltwater) reef fish. 

Four Stripe Damselfish (left) and Tuxedo Damselfish (right)

The Four Stripe Damselfish is white with four wide vertical black bands on its body, and the Tuxedo Damselfish is white with three wide vertical black bands on its body. 

The Four Stripe Damselfish and the Tuxedo Damselfish are both from the western Pacific Ocean.

The Four Stripe Damselfish is more widely distributed, from India, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, and Australia, whereas the Tuxedo Damselfish is found mainly near Fiji and Vanuatu.

Four Stripe Damselfish
Tuxedo Damselfish

[Location of photographs: Aquarium de Paris-Cinéaqua, France, and Tashkent Zoo,Uzbekistan]

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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