DAMSELFISHES  (Adults) - Pomacentridae
BEAUGREGORY
Stegastes leucostictus
DAMSELFISHES  (Juveniles) - Pomacentridae
BEAUGREGORY
Stegastes leucostictus
BICOLOR DAMSELFISH
Stegastes partitus
BICOLOR DAMSELFISH
Stegastes partitus
BROWN CHROMIS
Chromis multilineata
BLUE CHROMIS
Chromis cyanea
YELLOWTAIL DAMSELFISH
Microspathodon chrysurus
SERGEANT MAJOR
Abudefduf saxatilis
YELLOWTAIL DAMSELFISH
Microspathodon chrysurus
General:
About 35 cm maximum length. Coloration variable with individuals and with locality for the same species. Many species are highly territorial herbivores, omnivores, or planktivores.

Damselfishes lay elliptical demersal eggs that are guarded by the males. Included are the anemonefishes (Amphiprioninae), which live in close association with large sea anemones.

One nostril on each side of head; double nostrils in some species of Chromis and Dascyllus. Body usually deep and compressed. Small mouth. Incomplete and interrupted lateral line. Anal fin with usually 2 spines, very rarely 3. No palatine teeth.
Etymology
Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, kentron = sting
DUSKY DAMSELFISH
Stegastes adustus
DUSKY DAMSELFISH
Stegastes adustus
LONGFIN  DAMSELFISH
Stegastes diencaeus
LONGFIN  DAMSELFISH
Stegastes diencaeus
NIGHT SERGEANT
Abudefduf taurus
THREESPOT  DAMSELFISH
Stegastes planifrons
THREESPOT DAMSELFISH
Microspathodon planifrons
Cocoa Damsefish
Stegastes  xanthurus
Cocoa Damsefish
Stegastes  xanthurus