Reef safe?

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  1. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    Caught this chap at a local beach, can someone ID please?
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    Uh duh duh SK?
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    Man, I am not too slow, but I know those type of fish from seeing them locally, but do not know the names, wait (Have a couple of:peroni: ) for Mekaeel to id, he has a book that seems to have just about all the fish in the ocean in it....
     
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    BTW, told you its the same one/type I caught some time ago, nipping on corals etc

    Maybe another type of One spot Damsel?????
     
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    Yip. This guy comes in so many guises. Chrysiptera unimaculata.
     
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    sergaint major i think?
     
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    No, definately not, but it is a damsel. Looked through zillions of different damsel pics last night and could not find one exactly like the one Herkie has. I have seen and collected these fish before and they definately look the same in juvenile and adult form. At first I though it was a Chrysiptera biocellata, but not too sure
     
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    Ok, this is bugging me (Mekaeel where are you???). I searched last night as well as this morning and cannot find any resemblence to this fish. I have checked every one of the bottom mentioned ones- Unless it does not fall under the Damsel Category:


    Chrysiptera albata Allen & Bailey, 2002
    Chrysiptera albofasciata
    Chrysiptera annulata (Peters, 1855)
    Chrysiptera azurepunctata (Fowler & Bean, 1928) accepted as Chrysiptera oxycephala (Bleeker, 1877)
    Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
    Chrysiptera biocellatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825) accepted as Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
    Chrysiptera bleekeri (Fowler & Bean, 1928)
    Chrysiptera brownriggii (Bennett, 1828)
    Chrysiptera caeruleolineata (Allen, 1973)
    Chrysiptera caudofasciata Okada & Ikeda, 1939 accepted as Chrysiptera brownriggii (Bennett, 1828)
    Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
    Chrysiptera cymatilis Allen, 1999
    Chrysiptera elizabethae Fowler, 1955 accepted as Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
    Chrysiptera flavipinnis (Allen & Robertson, 1974)
    Chrysiptera gaimardi (Swainson, 1839) accepted as Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
    Chrysiptera galba (Allen & Randall, 1974)
    Chrysiptera glauca (Cuvier, 1830)
    Chrysiptera hemicyanea (Weber, 1913)
    Chrysiptera hemicyaneus (Weber, 1913) accepted as Chrysiptera hemicyanea (Weber, 1913)
    Chrysiptera hollisi Fowler, 1946 accepted as Chrysiptera glauca (Cuvier, 1830)
    Chrysiptera kuiteri Allen & Rajasuriya, 1995
    Chrysiptera leucopoma (Cuvier, 1830) accepted as Chrysiptera brownriggii (Bennett, 1828)
    Chrysiptera leucopomus (Cuvier, 1830) accepted as Chrysiptera brownriggii (Bennett, 1828)
    Chrysiptera melanomaculata Aoyagi, 1941 accepted as Chrysiptera oxycephala (Bleeker, 1877)
    Chrysiptera niger (Allen, 1975)
    Chrysiptera notialis (Allen, 1975)
    Chrysiptera oxycephala (Bleeker, 1877)
    Chrysiptera parasema (Fowler, 1918)
    Chrysiptera paucifasciata Fowler, 1946 accepted as Abudefduf notatus (Day, 1870)
    Chrysiptera pricei Allen & Adrim, 1992
    Chrysiptera prughi Fowler, 1946 accepted as Plectroglyphidodon imparipennis (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)
    Chrysiptera punctatoperculare Fowler, 1946 accepted as Chrysiptera cyanea (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
    Chrysiptera rapanui (Greenfield & Hensley, 1970)
    Chrysiptera rex (Snyder, 1909)
    Chrysiptera rollandi (Whitley, 1961)
    Chrysiptera sheila Randall, 1994
    Chrysiptera sinclairi Allen, 1987
    Chrysiptera springeri (Allen & Lubbock, 1976)
    Chrysiptera starcki (Allen, 1973)
    Chrysiptera talboti (Allen, 1975)
    Chrysiptera taupou (Jordan & Seale, 1906)
    Chrysiptera traceyi (Woods & Schultz, 1960)
    Chrysiptera tricincta (Allen & Randall, 1974)
    Chrysiptera unimaculata (Cuvier, 1830)
    Chrysiptera xanthozona (Bleeker, 1853) accepted as Chrysiptera brownriggii (Bennett, 1828)
    Chrysiptera xanthura
    Chrysiptera yamashinai (Okada & Ikeda, 1937) accepted as Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus (Bleeker, 1859)
    Chrysiptera zonatus (Cuvier, 1830) accepted as Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
     
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    spot damsel? abudefduf sordidus
     
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    Ok, seems to me I found it:

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    Same one as what I have. The name that I got is :

    Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus leucozonus (Bleeker, 1859)[Pomacentridae]


    [SIZE=+2]Plectroglyphidodon [/SIZE][SIZE=+2]leucozonus [/SIZE](Bleeker, 1859) Family: Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) picture (Plleu_u1.jpg) by Cook, D.C.
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    Order: Perciformes (perch-likes)
    Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    FishBase name: Singlebar devil
    Max. size: 12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; Ref. 4391)
    Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 0 – 6 m
    Climate: tropical; 30°N - 30°S
    Importance: fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial; price category: not marketed/unknown Resilience: High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months(Preliminary K or Fecundity.) Vulnerability: Low vulnerability (21.79), based on Lmax and K (Ref. 59153)
    Distribution:
    Gazetteer Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marshall and Pitcairn island groups, north to Japan, south to Australia.
    Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15 - 17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12 – 13. Juveniles have a conspicuous dorsal ocellus behind a wide white band. Large adults are uniformly dirty bronze.
    Biology: Inhabits surge-swept shorelines and seaward reef margins. Juveniles often occur in pockets of the intertidal reef crest, while adults are found in ridges between surge channels (Ref. 1602). Feeds on benthic algae. Juveniles found in sheltered ocean bays, shallow low boulder-reefs above sand level. Known in clear-water reefs in gutters and upper edge of drop-offs (Ref. 9002).
     
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    On fishbase the Common name is : Singlebar Devil and on wetweb they call it the "White banded Damsel"
     
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    Reef safe?
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Thank you, I have 2 living in my sump.
     
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    lol
    apologies for the late reply Mr.Koekemoer
    yes Sash damsel Plectroglyphidodon leucozonus :)
    yours is still in the juvenille stages the spot eventually does dissappear as they grow,and yip they are reef safe,very common on our shorlines
     
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    Just glad you're back, the mods almost deleted your high post count and I had to fill in for you...LoL
     
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    yeah crazy long weekend this was.too many late nights and being out the whole day
     
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