Pomacentrus wardi Whitley, 1927
Ward's damsel
Pomacentrus wardi
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 20 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 15-16
Biology:  Adults occur solitarily or in small groups in lagoons and outer reef slopes. Feed mainly on benthic algae (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). Diurnal species (Ref. 113699).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.05.94
Modified by: Jansalin, Jeremiah Glenn - 29.10.19

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