Peacock Damsel, Azure Damsel, Blue Damsel, Peacock Damsel, Sapphire Damsel
Pomacentrus pavo, Hibernia Reef, NW Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pomacentrus pavo, Coral Sea, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Pomacentrus pavo, Ashmore Reef, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Iridescent blue-green body and fins, dark vertical streaks on scales, and prominent dark earspot. Sometimes with pale yellow tail.
Max Size: 9 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.6-31.2°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
Habitat Generalisation Index: 5
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
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (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: Many (90 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.