Lemon Damsel

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The Lemon Damsel (Pomacentrus moluccensis) is a small tropical fish species that belongs to the family Pomacentridae which contains the ‘Damselfishes’ species. It can be found in the waters of the Western Pacific and is known to occur from the Andaman Sea and Rowley Shoals in the eastern Indian Ocean across to Fiji, Tonga and south to Lord Howe Island off Australia. This species can be recognised by its yellow/lemon coloured body with pale blue lines and spots around the eye and mouth. It can be found living on coral reefs and hides in amongst branching corals. It is known to feed on planktonic crustaceans and algae. It can generally be found in small groups from depths of 5 to 20 metres. The Lemon Damsel (Pomacentrus moluccensis) grows to a maximum length of approximately 9cm.

Family: Pomacentridae

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