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; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 5 - 12 m (Ref. 7247). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
soft rays: 11 - 12. Adults with long extended lobes on the dorsal and caudal fins. Plain grey with greenish shine over back. Twin yellow spots on operculum, just above pectoral fin base in juveniles (Ref. 48636).
Western Central Pacific: Thailand (Phuket), Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Western Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, and New Caledonia. Larvae specimen were reported from Guam (Ref. 36961).
Sporadic distribution (Ref. 48636). Adults inhabit soft bottoms of lagoons and inshore reefs around coral outcrops, rocks, debris, and others (Ref. 7247). 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
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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01516 (-0.15937 - 0.18968), b=2.99 (2.90 - 3.09), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
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 (23 of 100) .