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dam·sel·fish

 (dăm′zəl-fĭsh′)
n. pl. damselfish or dam·sel·fish·es
Any of various small tropical marine fishes of the family Pomacentridae, which are brightly colored and are often kept in home aquariums. Also called demoiselle.

damselfish

(ˈdæmzəlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) any small tropical percoid fish of the family Pomacentridae, having a brightly coloured deep compressed body. See also anemone fish

dam•sel•fish

(ˈdæm zəlˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several brilliantly colored coral reef fishes of the family Pomacentridae. Also called demoiselle.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damselfish - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefsdamselfish - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
beaugregory, Pomacentrus leucostictus - a blue and yellow damselfish of Bermuda and Florida and the West Indies
anemone fish - live associated with sea anemones
Abudefduf saxatilis, sergeant major - large blue-grey black-striped damselfish; nearly worldwide
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5-meter jacks and hundreds of sergeant majors, damsel fish, fusiliers, and other multicolored tropical fish.
BRySBANE (CyHAN)- The smell of dead corals from the mass coral bleaching event occurring on Australia's Great Barrier Reef is masking the predators to the tropical damsel fish that call the reef home, Aussie researchers warned on Wednesday.
I saw so many different fish including angel sharks, big groupers, octopuses and millions of damsel fish.