English : Yellowtail damselfish
French : Chaffet queue jaune
Class : Teleostei
Order : Ovalentaria i. s. (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Pomacentridae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Large damselfish reaching up to 21 cm in length. Laterally compressed body. Coloration is dark grey-blue to dark blue (especially for juveniles) and with more or less visible bright blue spots on flanks. Tail is bright yellow.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the western Atlantic ocean from Florida and Bermuda, through the Caribbean sea, to north Brazil. Lives in shallow waters of coral reefs with holes and crevices, down to 120 m.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species is relatively common to abundant in parts of its range. It isn’t targeted by international fish trade and occurs in protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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