Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Hemiglyphidodon: Greek, hemis = the half + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Bleeker.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 20 m (Ref. 7247), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; 32°N - 25°S, 92°E - 171°E
Western Pacific: Thailand (Phuket), China, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Timor Sea (Ashmore Reef), Western Australia, Great Barrier Reef, New Britain and Solomon Islands.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Adults occur in protected lagoon and coastal reefs around branching corals (Ref. 9710), usually with lots of algae on coral bases on the substrate (Ref. 48636). Feed on algae (Ref. 1602). Large species, to at least 18 cm (Ref. 48636). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Diurnal species (Ref. 113699).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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