Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon

Lagoon Damsel
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon, adult, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Photo: Andrew Green
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon, Intermediate. QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon, QLD, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon

Distribution

Tropical Indo-Pacific


Description

Adults dark and with no distinctive markings other than a yellow ring around each eye. Similar to large Neoglyphidodon melas (Black Damsel) but with slightly more elongate body and pointed snout, lower and more serrated dorsal fin, and often with lighter/brown head. Juvenile similar to a number of yellow and blue juvenile damselfishes, but with dusky brown back.


Information

Max Size: 18 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 23.3-31.2°C

Depth: 1-20m

Habitat Generalization Index: 6.63

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: Infrequent (9.6% 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 (11 per transect)

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