Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Amblyglyphidodon: Greek, amblys = darkness + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 15 m (Ref. 48636). Tropical; 30°N - 12°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7247)
soft rays: 12 - 13. Silvery to dusky yellow. This species closely resembles the sub adult of A. curacao with obscure stripes, but has a dusky upper caudal peduncle, a series of four light blotches along the base of the dorsal fin, and lower lateral line scale and pectoral ray counts. Eye usually yellow (Ref. 48636).
Western Pacific: Indonesia to Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands; Belau in Micronesia.
Adults are common among coral-rich areas of sheltered coastal reefs (Ref. 9710), with algae and staghorn corals to about 15 m depth, especially around the rock islands in Palau, they aggregate with A. curacao. They spawn in groups and each pair claims a small section of the reef (Ref. 7247). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are laid on a cleared section of the coral and guarded by the parents (Ref. 48636).
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
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02220 (-0.14060 - 0.18499), b=2.98205 (2.89409 - 3.07001), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.30 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 (25 of 100) .