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 Genus Plectroglyphidodon Damselfishes

By Bob Fenner

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Species of Interest to Aquarists:

Plectroglyphidodon dickii (Lienard 1839), the Blackbar Devil. To four or so inches in length. Indo-Pacific; East Africa to the Tuamotus. This one in Fiji. Associated with Acropora, Pocillopora spp. corals. Feeds on filamentous algae, benthic crustaceans, small fishes. 

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Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus (Fowler & Ball 1924), the Johnston Island Damsel. Despite its common name this species is found in the Indo-Pacific, eastern Africa to Hawai'i (where this image is from). To two and a half inches long.

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Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus (Quoy & Gaimard 1825), the Jewel Damsel, Whitespotted Devil. Indo-west Pacific, eastern Africa and Red Sea to the Society Islands. One in Fiji, another in N. Sulawesi.

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