Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit rocky inshore areas, often near sand; juveniles found in tide pools. Food comprised mainly of algae with associated minute invertebrates (Ref. 6760). Males protect the eggs deposited in nests (Ref. 6760).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Distribution

Eastern Atlantic: including Madeira, Azores, Ilheus Selvagens, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, and Senegal.
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Eastern Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 17; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 13 - 14
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Size

Maximum size: 150 mm NG
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Max. size

15.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27000))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 0 - 25 m
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 16 - 16
  Temperature range (°C): 18.396 - 18.396
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.387 - 0.387
  Salinity (PPS): 36.107 - 36.107
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.514 - 5.514
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.091 - 0.091
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.855 - 0.855
 
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Depth: 0 - 25m.
Recorded at 25 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits rocky inshore areas, often near sand; juveniles found in tide pools.
  • Tuya, F., A. Boyra, P. Sanchez-Jerez, C. Barbera and R.J. Haroun 2004 Relationships between rocky-reef fish assemblages, the sea urchin Diadema antillarum and macroalgae throughout the Canarian archipelago. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 278:157-169. (Ref. 55428)
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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 protect the eggs deposited in nests (Ref. 6760).
  • Quignard, J.-P. and A. Pras 1986 Pomacentridae. p. 916-918. In P.J.P. Whitehead, M.-L. Bauchot, J.-C. Hureau, J. Nielsen and E. Tortonese (eds.) Fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. UNESCO, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 6760)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Abudefduf luridus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
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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