Blackbar Damsel

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The Blackbar Damsel (Plectroglyphidodon dickii) is also commonly known as the ‘Blackbar Devil’ or ‘Dick’s Damsel’. It is a member of the Pomacentridae fish family which includes the ‘Damselfishes’. It can be found in the warm tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific and its range extends from East Africa to the Line and Tuamoto islands, north to the waters of Japan, and south to Australia. This species is easily recognised by its white coloured tail and it generally has pink colouration around the face and the pectoral fins are yellow. This species can be found on coral reefs where it is often found hiding amongst Pocillopora or Acropora corals. The Blackbar Damsel (Plectroglyphidodon dickii) is known to feed on filamentous algae and small benthic invertebrates grows to a maximum length of approximately 11cm.

Family: Pomacentridae

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