Plectroglyphidodon leucozonusWhiteband Damsel | Sash Damsel
Pale central bar, large ocellus below rear dorsal fin that fades with age, and small black spot below rear dorsal fin. Very similar to juveniles of Dischistodus species. P. phoenixensis (Phoenix Damsel) has more light bands, a black band on tail base, and lacks ocellus.
Max Size: 12 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.8-30.5°C
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 (1.2% 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.
Edit by: Ian Shaw