Girish Mahajan

Pomacentrus amboinensis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Perciformes
Genus  Pomacentrus
Higher classification  Pomacentrus
Phylum  Chordata
Family  Pomacentridae
Scientific name  Pomacentrus amboinensis
Rank  Species
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Similar  Pomacentrus, Pomacentrus moluccensis, Pomacentridae, Pseudochromis fuscus, Pomacentrus bankanensis

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Pomacentrus amboinensis is a damselfish from the Western Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 9cm in length.

Pomacentrus amboinensis Pomacentrus amboinensis Wikipedia

They live in small groups of one mature male that guards a nest site on the seafloor and several females. Once settled, females rarely migrate. New juveniles can usually join groups easily. As they reach sexual maturity, they usually lose their "eyespot" on their dorsal fin. P. amboinensis is a protogynous species - all individuals start out as females and later can turn into males. However some males retain the appearance of juveniles, probably to sneak into the harems of dominant males.

Pomacentrus amboinensis AMBON DAMSEL Pomacentrus amboinensis INDONESIA David Fleetham

This species has been shown to have colour vision using behavioural experiments that control for brightness, apparently being the first known example of colour discrimination in reef fish.

Pomacentrus amboinensis Ambon Damsel Pomacentrus amboinensis Bleeker 1868 Australian
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References

Pomacentrus amboinensis Wikipedia


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