Plectroglyphidodon randalli Allen, 1991
Mauritian damsel
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
 Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 4 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius (Ref. 7247) and Reunion (Ref. 53568).
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12
 Biology:  Adults inhabit rocky inshore reefs exposed to wave action (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 01.09.94
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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