Number of Family Common name species Opistognathidae jawfishes 1 Priacanthidae bigeyes 2 Holocentridae squirrelfishes 1 Pomacanthidae angelfishes 5 Balistidae triggerfishes 3 Pomacentridae damselfishes
5 Labridae wrasses 7 Serranidae sea basses and groupers 23 Chaetodontidae butterflyfishes 3 Malacanthidae tilefishes 2 Sparidae porgies 6 Acanthuridae surgeonfishes 3 Haemulidae grunts 4 Lutjanidae snappers 7 Scaridae parrotfishes 4 Tetraodontidae puffers 2 Mullidae goatfishes 2 Muraenidae morays 2 Carangidae jacks 6 Sphyraenidae barracudas 1 Scombridae mackerels 1 Mean Mean Probability duration number of of being Family (s) individuals seen in video Opistognathidae 504 22 1.
Male success, courtship complexity and patterns of sexual selection in three congeneric species of sexually monochromatic and dichromatic damselfishes
When researchers fastened toxic seaweed strands to dangle against the corals, two kinds of damselfishes
were no help at all, abandoning the troubled sites within 48 hours.
According to lead author Hiroki Hata, a researcher in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Ehime University, damselfishes
defended territories where certain algae grew by chasing off sea urchins and other fish.
Obviously an almost 80-percent reduction in grunts, wrasses, damselfishes
, parrot fishes, snappers, groupers and other reef dwellers poses a serious trophic (foodweb) threats, as well as threats to essential fish habitats like coral reefs.
Any collection strong in aquarium building and marine systems moving beyond the very basic need Damselfishes
and Anemonefishes, a definitive reference covering nearly seventy families and thousands of species.
Chubs V Sn Chaetodontidae Chaetodon aculeatus Longsnout butterflyfish V D Chaetodon sedentarius Reef butterflyfish V Pomacanthidae Holacanthus tricolor Rock beauty V Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish V Pomacentridae Pomacentridae Damselfishes
V Chromis sp.
In a review of damselfishes
of the world, Allen (1991: 66) illustrated Chromis dimidiata from Eilat, Red Sea and gave the distribution as "Widespread in the Indian Ocean including Kenya, Mauritius, Reunion, Chagos Archipelago, Maldive Islands, Sri Lanka, Andaman Sea, and Christmas Island.