Pomacentrus aquilus Allen & Randall, 1981
Dark damsel
Pomacentrus aquilus
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, south to Madagascar and the east African coast at least as far south as Kenya.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-15; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 14-15
Biology:  Adults inhabit inshore coral reefs (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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 01.09.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 30.04.20

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