Amblyglyphidodon curacao

Staghorn Damsel | Black-snouted Sergeant-Major | Clouded Damsel
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao, juvenile, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Torres Strait, Australia, Photo: Andrew Green
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao
Amblyglyphidodon curacao

Distribution

Temperate Australasia, Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Similar to other Amblyglyphidodon species in shape, but with white pelvic fins and 3 wide vertical bars that are often indistinct or spotted. Body silver often with brassy tint. Juveniles are a pale silver and very similar in shape to Pomacentrus lepidogenys (Scaly Damsel) but can be identified by pointed white pelvic fins.


Information

Max Size: 11 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 22.4-31.2°C

Depth: 1-40m

Habitat Generalization Index: 22.43

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.


Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Common (43.6% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Many (39 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.