Neopomacentrus anabatoides (Bleeker, 1847)
Silver demoiselle
Neopomacentrus anabatoides
photo by Cook, D.C.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  10.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 2 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines south to Indonesia, and from the Solomon Islands to New Caledonia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-11. Description: Metallic green and reflective, showing different hues when moving about (Ref. 48636). Scales spots blue. Ear spot bluish. Caudal fin submarginal dark blue stripe. Body depth 2.4-2.6 in SL (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Adults inhabit soft bottoms around coral or rock outcrops. Also found in lagoons, harbors, and coastal reefs. They occur in large schools on the north coast of Bali and usually in depths of 10-15 m on large Montipora coral colonies (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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.05.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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