Plectroglyphidodon dickii

Dicks damsel | Blackbar Damsel | Narrowbar Damsel
Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Plectroglyphidodon dickii, Coral Sea, QLD, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Plectroglyphidodon dickii, adult, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Plectroglyphidodon dickii, adult, Tuamotu Archipelago, Photo: Antonia Cooper
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Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Plectroglyphidodon dickii
Plectroglyphidodon dickii


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Narrow black bar towards rear of body, with light tail and yellow pectoral fins. P. johnstonianus (Johnston damsel) has wider black bar with rear edge on tail base and lacks light tail. Lives in live coral.


Max Size: 11 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 19.1-31.2°C

Depth: 1-15m

Habitat Generalization Index: 15.8

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 (27.7% 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: Several (5 per transect)

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