Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Neopomacentrus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,poma = cover, operculum + Greek,kentron = sting (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; freshwater; brackish; demersal; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 7247). Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 12468); 19°N - 21°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to Indonesia and the Solomon Islands, north to the Philippines, south to northern Australia and Vanuatu. Reported from Taiwan (Ref. 5193).
Adults inhabit mangroves, estuaries, lower reaches of freshwater streams, and harbors with freshwater discharge. Also found in pure fresh water, but always within a few kilometers of the sea (Ref. 2847). They occur in brackish waters of coastal embayments and mangrove estuaries (Ref. 44894). Spawning may take place in both brackish and fresh waters (Ref. 2847). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.45 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .