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Pomacentridae

[‚pō·mə′sen·trə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The damselfishes, a family of perciform fishes in the suborder Percoidei.
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Lunar cycles of recruitment are exhibited by several pomacentrids recruiting to Pacific reefs (Kingsford 1980, Ochi 1985) as well to as reefs off St.
Interspecific territoriality in a pomacentrid reef fish, Pomacentrus flavicauda Whitley.
The PLD was estimated from otolith ring counts, which are assumed to be daily growth increments as in other pomacentrids (1, 3).
Juvenile recruitment strategies and the coexistence of territorial pomacentrid fishes.
Notes on the life history of two Californian Pomacentrids: garibaldis, Hyps3'pops rubicunda (Girard), and blacksmiths, Chromis punctipinnis (Cooper).
Diagnosis: A species of the pomacentrid genus Amphiprion with the following combination of characters: dorsal rays IX,18-20; anal rays II,12-13; pectoral rays 17-18; tubed lateral line scales 33-48; gill rakers 5-6 + 11-12; opercular spinules 8-11; body depth 2.2-2.6 in SL; generally pinkish brown, usually grading to yellowish or orange on lower side of body including abdomen; white stripe on midline of snout extending posteriorly on forehead and along base of dorsal fin; fins whitish to semi-translucent.
coelestis do inhabit and spawn in the lagoon, albeit not in great numbers, as do other pomacentrid species.
The pomacentrid genus Chrysiptera Swainson, 1839, contains small, often brightly coloured fishes that are common inhabitants of coral and rocky reefs in the Indo-Pacific region.
The pomacentrid genus Chromis Cuvier, 1814 is abundant throughout tropical and warm temperate seas (Allen 1991).
Seasonal recruitment, habitat associations and survival of a pomacentrid reef fish in US virgin Islands.