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Noun1.Pomacentridae - damselfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
damselfish, demoiselle - small brilliantly colored tropical marine fishes of coral reefs
genus Pomacentrus, Pomacentrus - type genus of the Pomacentridae: damselfishes
Amphiprion, genus Amphiprion - damsel fishes
Abudefduf, genus Abudefduf - damsel fishes
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Las familias Labridae, Pomacentridae y Carangidae fueron las de mayor representacion.
Haemulidae, Pomacentridae and Labrisomidae were the richest families, with three species each.
Nemo and his father are clownfish, part of the family Pomacentridae, a highly diverse marine family with 250 species.
Rodriguez JG (2002) Estatus de la Familia Pomacentridae en Dos Localidades con Diferente Grado de Impacto en el Parque Nacional Morrocoy, con Enfasis en el Estudio del Territorialismo de Stegastes planifrons (Pisces: Pomacentridae).
Las familias Serranidae, Pomacentridae, Haemulidae, Labridae, Scaridae y Gobidae tuvieron los valores mas altos de riqueza y abundancia.
biunguiculatus es una especie limpiadora de peces arrecifales de las familias Pomacentridae y Muraenidae (Corredor 1978), peces tipicos del arrecife coralino adyacente a los nidos en el PNNT (Buttner 1996).
The most common families are the Pomacentridae (angelfish, damselfish and clownfish), the Holocentridae (soldierfish and squirrelfish), Chaetodonitidae (butterfly fish) Acanthuridae (surgeonfish, named for the sharp spines at the base of the tail), the Muraenidae (moray eels), the Serranidae (sea-bass and groupers), the Scaridae (parrotfish, named for the shape of their mouths, capable of rasping the hard coral), and the Balistidae (triggerfish).
Enumerating reef fish from video footage was not attempted since only video site #1 provided footage adequate for enumerations; however, members of reef fish families Pomacentridae, Labridae, and Scaridae were abundant at all 3 video sites.
Ontogenetic shape changes in Pomacentridae (Teleostei, Perciformes) and their relationships with feeding strategies, a geometric morphometric approach.
Sound production in the frequency range of 500-800 Hz was also dominated by a pulsatile call, typical of the family Pomacentridae and attributed to the bicolor damselfish (Stegastes partitus).
Unidentified anglefish Pomacentridae, Damselfishes 119 Abudefduf saxatilis Sergeant major Labridae, Wrasses 120 Bodianus rufus Spanish hogfish 121 Halichoeres bivittatus Slippery dick 122 Halichoeres radiatus Puddingwife 123 Halichoeres spp.