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Chrysiptera cyanea

Chrysiptera cyanea is a species of damselfish native to the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.[1] Common names include blue damselfish, blue demoiselle, blue devil, cornflower sergeant-major, Hedley's damselfish, red tail Australian damsel, sapphire devil, and sky-blue damsel.[2]

Description[edit]

This fish reaches 8.5 centimeters in length. It is bright blue in color; the male has a yellow snout and tail, and the female and juvenile usually lack yellow but have a black spot at the base of the back edge of the dorsal fin.[1]

Behavior[edit]

The fish inhabits reefs and lagoons. Its diet includes algae, tunicates, and copepods. Male and female pair up for breeding, and the male guards and tends the eggs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Chrysiptera cyanea. FishBase. 2011.
  2. ^ Froese, R. and D. Pauly, Eds. Common names of Chrysiptera cyanea. FishBase. 2011.

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