Neopomacentrus xanthurus Allen & Randall, 1980
Red Sea demoiselle
Neopomacentrus xanthurus
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  6 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: southern Red Sea from about Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, to the Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 10-11
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral reefs (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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 31.08.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 20.07.11

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