Neoglyphidodon oxyodon

Bluestreak damsel | Bluebanded Damsel | Bluevelvet Damsel | Java Damsel
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon, adult, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon, juvenile, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
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Neoglyphidodon oxyodon
Neoglyphidodon oxyodon


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Juveniles easily recognised by their markings: Black with two blue lines from head sweeping up and back onto body, light band around middle, blue arc on upper back, blue on tail base behind dorsal fin, blue pelvic fins and blue rear margins of dorsal, tail and anal fins. Adult dark without distinctive markings, although often with light patch in middle of back. Best identified by elongated, rectangular shape and presence of juveniles. Very shallow reef flats.


Max Size: 15 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25.2-30.6°C

Depth: 0-4m

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

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 (5.9% 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: Few (3 per transect)

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