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Pomacentrus yoshii  Allen & Randall, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Pomacentrus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335);  yoshii: Named Pomacentrus yoshii in honour of Satoshi Yoshii, who provided the logistic arrangements for the collection of many of the type specimens. The surname Yoshii, which is spelled with a double "i" ending, is treated as a noun in apposition.   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 22 m (Ref. 54758).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Pacific: Known from the southern Marshall Islands at Majuro and Mili Atoll. It was not found in the northern Marshalls at Enewetak Atoll, the site of extensive fieldwork by both authors.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54758)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).

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Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).

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Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall, 2004. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Micronesia. Aqua, J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol.9(1):17-24. (Ref. 54758)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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