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 14 - 45 m (Ref. 7247). Tropical; 21°N - 13°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
soft rays: 13 - 14. Juveniles dark posteriorly with large black ocellus at mid-base of dorsal fin, on large adults, bars on head become brown and lower anal fin becomes yellow (Ref. 37816). Small juveniles bright yellow with black band, gradually changes to an all black posterior body when adult (Ref. 48636).
Western Central Pacific: Indonesia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Solomon Islands.
Adults inhabit coral-rich areas of outer reef slopes (Ref. 9710). They occur in small groups. Juveniles stay close to substrate but adults may swim high above to feed on zooplankton (Ref. 48636). 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
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02220 (-0.14060 - 0.18499), b=2.98 (2.89 - 3.07), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.29 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 (23 of 100) .