Staghorn Damselfish

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The Staghorn Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon curacao) is a small tropical fish species that belongs to the ‘Damselfishes’ family Pomacentridae. It can be found occurring in the Western Pacific region and its range extends from the Rowley Shoals in the eastern Indian Ocean and Malaysia to Samoa and Tonga, north to the Ryukyu Islands and south to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. This species varies in colour depending on its location. Fish found in Indonesian waters are green with dusky bars when adult. Fish from the Irian Jaya region can be more silvery with greenish bars. The Staghorn Damselfish can be found on coral reefs and in lagoons whilst juveniles are generally associated with Sarcophyton and Sinularia soft corals. This species often forms feeding aggregations of Acropora staghorn corals and feed on zooplankton and filamentous algae. The Staghorn Damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon curacao) grows to a maximum length of approximately 11cm.

Family: Pomacentridae

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