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Biology

Adults inhabit lagoon and 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).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Southwestern Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Réunion, Mauritius and Rodrigues (Mascarenes).
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 14 - 15
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 110 mm NG
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Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9710))
  • Lieske, E. and R. Myers 1994 Collins Pocket Guide. Coral reef fishes. Indo-Pacific & Caribbean including the Red Sea. Haper Collins Publishers, 400 p. (Ref. 9710)
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Type Information

Paratype for Pomacentrus agassizii
Catalog Number: USNM 153566
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): N. Pike
Year Collected: 1871
Locality: Mauritius, Mascarene Islands, Indian
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 4 m (Ref. 7247)
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 20 - 20
 
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Depth: 1 - 4m.
From 1 to 4 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits lagoon and inshore coral reefs (Ref. 7247).
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

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).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Pomacentrus agassizii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 17 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CACCCTTTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCTTGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGAACAGCTTTAAGCCTCCTAATTCGGGCAGAATTAAGCCAACCAGGCGCTCTTCTCGGAGACGACCAAATTTATAATGTTATTGTTACAGCACACGCTTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAATCATAATTGGAGGGTTTGGAAACTGGCTCATTCCCCTCATGATCGGAGCCCCTGACATGGCCTTTCCCCGTATAAACAATATGAGCTTCTGACTCCTCCCCCCTTCGTTTCTTCTTCTACTCGCCTCCTCAGGTGTTGAAGCAGGTGCAGGGACAGGATGAACTGTCTACCCCCCACTATCTGGCAACCTAGCCCACGCGGGAGCTTCCGTTGATTTAACTATTTTCTCCCTCCACTTAGCAGGTATTTCTTCTATTCTAGGAGCTATCAACTTCATTACCACAATTATTAACATAAAACCACCCGCTATCTCCCAGTACCAGACCCCTCTCTTCGTATGGGCGGTACTTATTACTGCTGTTCTGCTTCTGCTATCTCTCCCAGTGTTGGCCGCCGGTATTACTATACTTCTAACCGATCGAAACCTAAATACCACTTTCTTTGACCCCGCAGGCGGAGGAGACCCTATTCTCTACCAACACTTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pomacentrus agassizii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 7
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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