Threespot damselfish

Threespot damselfish
Threespot damselfish
Pomacentridae (Damselfishes)
Stegastes planifrons
0 to 100+ ft
Adults are olive to brown in color with a yellow crescent above the eye. A dark blotch is present at the base of the pectoral fin. There is a black saddle on the base of the tail. The blotch and the saddle may be difficult to see, however, because of the dark body color. Juveniles are bright yellow with a black spot on the back that extends onto the rear dorsal fin. A black saddle is also present at the base of the tail. Adults grow to a length 5 inches (13 cm). The threespot damselfish is abundant throughout Caribbean. , including in the Cayman Islands. It inhabits coral reefs where it establishes territories in areas of algae growth. It will aggressively defend its territory from any and all intruders, including divers! It feeds on the algae and detritius in its territory.

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