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Pomacentrus spilotoceps Spotted-cheek Damsel, Orange-spotted Damsel

Pomacentrus spilotocepsis commonly referred to as Spotted-cheek Damsel, Orange-spotted Damsel. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. John Ernest (Jack) Randall (†), Hawaii

Foto: Fidshi, Südpazifik


Courtesy of the author Dr. John Ernest (Jack) Randall (†), Hawaii . Please visit hbs.bishopmuseum.org for more information.

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lexID:
13993 
AphiaID:
277173 
Scientific:
Pomacentrus spilotoceps 
German:
Riffbarsch 
English:
Spotted-cheek Damsel, Orange-spotted Damsel 
Category:
Damselfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopteri (Class) > Ovalentaria incertae sedis (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Pomacentrus (Genus) > spilotoceps (Species) 
Initial determination:
Randall, 2002 
Occurrence:
Fiji, Lagoons, Tonga 
Sea depth:
0 - 5 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.54" (9 cm) 
Temperature:
77.18 °F - 84.92 °F (25.1°C - 29.4°C) 
Food:
Copepods, Coral spawn, Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Mysis, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-07-10 17:46:57 

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The damselfish Pomacentrus spilotoceps originally occurred microendmically only in the waters around Tonga and Fiji, where the damselfish lived(e) in protected fringing reefs in shallow lagoons until Ronald Fricke and Michel Kulbiki listed the damselfish in the "Checklist of the shore fishes of New Caledonia" just for New Caledonia.
Between Fiji and New Caledonia are about 1,350 kilometers, between Tonga and New Caledonia 1,989 kilometers, distances that seem quite suitable for larval drift.

The perch is brown with black scale margins, the caudal fin is yellow, and the blue fin margins and orange spots on the breast are also conspicuous.
There are also dot spots on the gill cover, and the chest and belly are covered in orange, see photos by Keoki & Yuko Stender of Marinelife Photography.


Etymology: The name of this species is Pomacentrus spilotoceps from the Greek word "spilotoceps" for "spotted" and "ceps" for "head".

External links

  1. Checklist of the shore fishes of New Caledonia (en). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.
  2. FishBase (multi). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.
  3. Homepage Keoki & Yuko Stender (multi). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.
  4. Reef Live Survey (en). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.
  5. Two new damselfishes of the genus Pomacentrus from the south-west Pacific (en). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.
  6. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 10.07.2021.

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