Pomacentrus caeruleus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Caerulean damsel
photo by Greenfield, J.

 Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
 Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: East Africa (south to Durban) to Maldives (Ref. 7247). Recorded from a photo in Bali, Indonesia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-16
 Biology:  Adults inhabit lagoon and outer reef slopes, usually over rubble near base of reefs (Ref. 9710). 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
 Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 07.02.97

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