Dascyllus strasburgi Klausewitz, 1960
Strasburg's dascyllus
Dascyllus strasburgi
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 5 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: endemic to the Marquesas Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 14-15
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral and rocky reefs. The two specimens at the Bishop Museum were collected off Matahumu Point, Patu Hiva, Marquesas Islands in 6 to 12 meters (Ref. 7247). Feeds on zooplanktons (Ref. 89972). Life history characteristics for the family specify that this group is oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 04.04.94
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 24.10.19

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