Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults inhabit fringing reefs on the leeward side of islands usually around caves (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 Central Pacific: Fiji. More recently recorded from Ouvéa Atoll, Loyalty Islands (Ref. 13236) and Tonga (Ref. 53797).
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Western Pacific.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 15; Analspines: 2; Analsoft rays: 12 - 14
  • Allen, G.R. 1975 Damselfishes of the South Seas. T.F.H. Publications, Inc., Neptune City, New Jersey. 240 p. (Ref. 4966)
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm SL
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Max. size

10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7247))
  • Allen, G.R. 1991 Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 1 - 5 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 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2 - 9.5
  Temperature range (°C): 25.198 - 28.204
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 0.345
  Salinity (PPS): 34.734 - 35.383
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.600 - 4.802
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 0.222
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.721 - 1.657

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 2 - 9.5

Temperature range (°C): 25.198 - 28.204

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.043 - 0.345

Salinity (PPS): 34.734 - 35.383

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.600 - 4.802

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.110 - 0.222

Silicate (umol/l): 0.721 - 1.657
 
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Depth: 1 - 5m.
From 1 to 5 meters.

Habitat: reef-associated.
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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

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Neoglyphidodon carlsoni

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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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Wikipedia

Neoglyphidodon carlsoni

Neoglyphidodon carlsoni is a species of damselfish in the family Pomacentridae. It is found in the western and central Pacific Ocean. Adults can grow up to a maximum length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in) This fish is omnivourous. Occasionally, they are found in the aquarium trade.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This fish is found in the western and central Pacific Ocean. It ranges from the Great Barrier Reef in Australia to Fiji and Tonga.[1] Adults are found in fringing coral reefs. This species is present at depths of 1 to 5 metres (3.3 to 16.4 ft).[1]

Description[edit]

Adults of this species can grow up to a maximum length of 10 centimetres (3.9 in).[1] They have 13 dorsal spines, 13 to 15 dorsal soft rays, 2 anal spines, and 12 to 14 anal soft rays.[1] Unlike most species in the genus Neoglyphidodon, the coloouration of the adults and juveniles of this species is similar. This fish is black in color.

Ecology[edit]

Diet[edit]

This fish is omnivorous.

Behaviour[edit]

This fish is associated with corals in a coral reef.

In the aquarium[edit]

Neoglyphidodon carlsoni is occasionally found in the aquarium trade.

Breeding[edit]

Females lay their eggs in the substrate or rubble then the male guards and aerates them.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Neoglyphidodon carlsoni" in FishBase. January 2014 version.
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