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FAQs about the Damsels of the genus Stegastes

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A Stegastes diencaeus juvenile

Unknown damsel
<Mmm, your image files... are too dang big Scotter!>
Inherited this from a guy getting out of the business. Can you tell me what type of fish it is? Assumed it was a damsel... possibly cyanea? Just not sure. It's a deep blue in color and about 3.5 to 4 inches long and they said they had it about 5 years. Any information would be great!!!
<Looks to be some Stegastes sp. See here: http://wetwebmedia.com/stegastes.htm
and fishbase.org... Allen's works...

Stegastes planifrons 9/9/05 Dear Dr. Fenner, <Just Bob, please. I have no doctorate> For our courses about the coral reef environment, I am searching for two pictures of Stegastes planifrons: juvenile and adult. I saw your Stegastes planifrons pictures on wetwebfotos.com. Could you please tell me if it would be possible for us to use your picture and what the conditions are? Thank you, Stephan Becker <You qualify as an educational institution for free use of this content. JasonC, will you please connect these folks so they can download these images? Bob Fenner> < http://www.beautifuloceans.com/> Beautiful Oceans Stephan Becker BBA, MMH, DiplEnv.
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TWA Damsel i.d. I'm not sure if your organization offers assistance like this, but thought I'd try anyway. I am trying to identify the fish shown in the attached picture. I took the photo in May 2000 while diving off the coast of Antigua . I've gone through various fish identification references, but haven't found a match yet. I thought it might be some sort of damselfish. Any help you could provide would be appreciated. <It is a Damsel, likely Stegastes planifrons. Please see here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/stegastes.htm Bob Fenner>
Thanks, Jared

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