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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacentridae Damselfishes
Subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Genus: Dischistodus

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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Dischistodus chrysopoecilus (Schlegel & Müller, 1839)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dischistodus chrysopoecilus
[White-spot damsel]
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Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Dischistodus darwiniensis
[Banded damsel-fish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Dischistodus fasciatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Froese, T.
 
Dischistodus fasciatus
[Banded damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Dischistodus melanotus (Bleeker, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dischistodus melanotus
[Black-vent damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Dischistodus perspicillatus (Cuvier, 1830)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Dischistodus perspicillatus
[White damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm TL
Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Dischistodus prosopotaenia
[Honey-head damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus (Allen & Robertson, 1974)

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Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus
[Monarch damsel]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dischistodus chrysopoecilus White-spot damsel Western Central Pacific 15 TL 1839
Dischistodus darwiniensis Banded damsel-fish Western Pacific 10.3 SL 1928
Dischistodus fasciatus Banded damsel Western Pacific 11.5 SL 1830
Dischistodus melanotus Black-vent damsel Western Pacific 16 TL 1858
Dischistodus perspicillatus White damsel Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1830
Dischistodus prosopotaenia Honey-head damsel Indo-West Pacific 18.5 TL 1852
Dischistodus pseudochrysopoecilus Monarch damsel Western Central Pacific 18 TL 1974



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