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Dascyllus trimaculatus

Rüppell, 1829

Threespot Damsel

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Dascyllus trimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829)
Synonyms :
Classification : Pomacentridae ( Clownfishes and Damselfishes )
 
Name : Demoiselle domino
Dascyllus à trois points
Name : Threespot Damsel
Domino Damsel
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
Juveniles overall black with scale centers bluish; white blotch on forehead & upper sides; all fins black except the transparent pectoral and outer portion of soft dorsal rays. Geographic & behavioral color of adults variable; no spot on forehead; spot on upper sides very reduced; head and fins normally black; scales with black margins. Margins of preorbital, suborbital & preoperculum finely serrated.
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Stomach contents include algae, copepods, and other planktonic crustaceans.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Inhabits coral and rocky reefs, juveniles often commensal with large sea anemones, sea urchins, or small coral heads. Occurs in small to large aggregations.
Geographical distribution
Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the islands of Oceania excluding Hawaiian and Marquesas Islands; north to southern Japan and south to Sydney, Australia.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Dascyllus
http://www.uog.edu/marinelab/fish/species_html/dascyllus.trimaculatus. [...]

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
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Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 7/11/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 07/11/2002


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