Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Neoglyphidodon: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth.
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 23 m (Ref. 7247). Tropical; 30°N - 25°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea (Phuket), Malayan Archipelago, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and northern Australia. Previously referred to as Paraglyphidodon behnii by Allen (see Ref. 4966).
Two forms: long-tailed and black as adults occur in the Andaman Sea, ranging east to western Bali and north to Japan. Second form, probably valid as N. xanthurus occur in the rest of the West Pacific and the two overlap in range on Bali's north coast (Ref. 48636). Occur in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually solitary (Ref. 1602). Feed on algae, crustaceans, and pelagic tunicates and salps. 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 7247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01820 (0.01049 - 0.03156), b=3.00 (2.85 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.32 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 (24 of 100) .