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

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Pomacentrus adelus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Pomacentrus adelus
[Obscure damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus agassizii Bliss, 1883

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus agassizii
[Creole damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pomacentrus albiaxillaris Allen, Erdmann & Pertiwi, 2017

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus albiaxillaris
[White-axil damselfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10.2 cm TL
Pomacentrus albicaudatus Baschieri-Salvadori, 1955

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Pomacentrus albicaudatus
[Whitefin damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pomacentrus albimaculus Allen, 1975

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus albimaculus
[Whitespot damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus alexanderae Evermann & Seale, 1907

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus alexanderae
[Alexander's damsel]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Pomacentrus alleni Burgess, 1981

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pomacentrus alleni
[Andaman damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus amboinensis Bleeker, 1868

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pomacentrus amboinensis
[Ambon damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pomacentrus aquilus Allen & Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus aquilus
[Dark damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Pomacentrus arabicus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Field, R.
 
Pomacentrus arabicus
[Arabian damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pomacentrus armillatus Allen, 1993

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus armillatus
[Bracelet damselfish]
No picture found


 
Pomacentrus atriaxillaris
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Pomacentrus aurifrons Allen, 2004

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus aurifrons
[Yellowhead damselfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus auriventris Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus auriventris
[Goldbelly damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pomacentrus australis Allen & Robertson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus australis
[Australian damsel]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pomacentrus azuremaculatus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Satapoomin, U.
 
Pomacentrus azuremaculatus
[Bluespotted damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pomacentrus baenschi Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Tyler, E.
 
Pomacentrus baenschi
[Baensch's damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus bankanensis Bleeker, 1854

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus bankanensis
[Speckled damselfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus bintanensis
[Bintan damselfish]



Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus bipunctatus Allen & Randall, 2004

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus bipunctatus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pomacentrus brachialis Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Bailly, N.
 
Pomacentrus brachialis
[Charcoal damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Pomacentrus burroughi Fowler, 1918

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus burroughi
[Burrough's damsel]



Western Indian Ocean

Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus Allen, 2002

Photo by Photo by Tyler, E.
 
Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pomacentrus caeruleus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pomacentrus caeruleus
[Caerulean damsel]



Eastern Central Pacific

Pomacentrus callainus Randall, 2002

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus callainus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus cheraphilus
[]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus chrysurus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus chrysurus
[Whitetail damsel]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus coelestis Jordan & Starks, 1901

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus coelestis
[Neon damselfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pomacentrus colini Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus colini
[Colin's damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus cuneatus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus cuneatus
[Wedgespot damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pomacentrus emarginatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus emarginatus
[Outer-reef damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm TL
Pomacentrus fakfakensis Allen & Erdmann, 2009

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus fakfakensis
[Fakfak damselfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus flavioculus
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL
Pomacentrus flavoaxillaris Allen, Erdmann & Pertiwi, 2017

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus flavoaxillaris
[Yellow-axil damselfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pomacentrus geminospilus Allen, 1993

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Pomacentrus geminospilus
[Sabah damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Pomacentrus grammorhynchus Fowler, 1918

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus grammorhynchus
[Bluespot damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus imitator (Whitley, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus imitator
[Imitator damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus indicus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus indicus
[Indian damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pomacentrus javanicus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus javanicus
[Java damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Pomacentrus komodoensis Allen, 1999

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus komodoensis
[Komodo damselfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Pomacentrus lepidogenys Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Pomacentrus lepidogenys
[Scaly damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pomacentrus leptus Allen & Randall, 1980

Photo by Photo by Burt, J.
 
Pomacentrus leptus
[Slender damsel]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus limosus
[Muddy damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus littoralis Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus littoralis
[Smoky damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Pomacentrus magniseptus Allen, Erdmann & Pertiwi, 2017

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus magniseptus
[Blackfin damselfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Pomacentrus melanochir Bleeker, 1877

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus melanochir
[Indonesian damsel]



Western Pacific

Pomacentrus microspilus Allen & Randall, 2005

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Pomacentrus microspilus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus milleri Taylor, 1964

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus milleri
[Miller's damselfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus moluccensis Bleeker, 1853

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus moluccensis
[Lemon damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus nagasakiensis Tanaka, 1917

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus nagasakiensis
[Nagasaki damsel]



South Pacific
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Pomacentrus nigriradiatus Allen, Erdmann & Pertiwi, 2017

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Pomacentrus nigriradiatus
[Blackray damselfish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus nigromanus Weber, 1913

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus nigromanus
[Goldback damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Allen, 1973

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Pomacentrus nigromarginatus
[Blackmargined damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus opisthostigma Fowler, 1918

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Pomacentrus opisthostigma
[Brown damsel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus pavo (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus pavo
[Sapphire damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm FL
Pomacentrus philippinus Evermann & Seale, 1907

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus philippinus
[Philippine damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus pikei Bliss, 1883

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus pikei
[Blacklip damsel]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pomacentrus polyspinus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus polyspinus
[Thai damsel]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pomacentrus proteus
[Colombo damsel]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Pomacentrus reidi Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Pomacentrus reidi
[Reid's damsel]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus rodriguesensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pomacentrus saksonoi
[Anton's damsel]



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pomacentrus similis Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pomacentrus similis
[Similar damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pomacentrus simsiang Bleeker, 1856

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus simsiang
[Blueback damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Pomacentrus smithi Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus smithi
[Smith's damsel]



Eastern Central Pacific

Pomacentrus spilotoceps Randall, 2002

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus spilotoceps
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Pomacentrus stigma Fowler & Bean, 1928

Photo by Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Pomacentrus stigma
[Blackspot damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus sulfureus Klunzinger, 1871

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus sulfureus
[Sulphur damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Pomacentrus taeniometopon Bleeker, 1852

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus taeniometopon
[Brackish damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pomacentrus trichrourus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus trichrourus
[Paletail damsel]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pomacentrus trilineatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus trilineatus
[Threeline damsel]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Pomacentrus tripunctatus Cuvier, 1830

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus tripunctatus
[Threespot damsel]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm FL
Pomacentrus vaiuli Jordan & Seale, 1906

Photo by Photo by Cook, D.C.
 
Pomacentrus vaiuli
[Ocellate damselfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Pomacentrus vatosoa
[Corazon's damsel]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Pomacentrus wardi Whitley, 1927

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus wardi
[Ward's damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Pomacentrus xanthosternus Allen, 1991

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus xanthosternus
[Yellowbreasted damsel]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Pomacentrus yoshii Allen & Randall, 2004

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Pomacentrus yoshii
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Pomacentrus adelus Obscure damsel Western Pacific 8.5 TL 1991
Pomacentrus agassizii Creole damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1883
Pomacentrus albiaxillaris White-axil damselfish Western Pacific 7 SL 2017
Pomacentrus albicaudatus Whitefin damsel Western Indian Ocean 10.2 TL 1955
Pomacentrus albimaculus Whitespot damsel Western Central Pacific 7 SL 1975
Pomacentrus alexanderae Alexander's damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1907
Pomacentrus alleni Andaman damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 6 TL 1981
Pomacentrus amboinensis Ambon damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1868
Pomacentrus aquilus Dark damsel Western Indian Ocean 12 TL 1980
Pomacentrus arabicus Arabian damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 SL 1991
Pomacentrus armillatus Bracelet damselfish Western Pacific 8 TL 1993
Pomacentrus atriaxillaris Western Indian Ocean 2002
Pomacentrus aurifrons Yellowhead damselfish Western Central Pacific 6.2 SL 2004
Pomacentrus auriventris Goldbelly damsel Western Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1991
Pomacentrus australis Australian damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1974
Pomacentrus azuremaculatus Bluespotted damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1991
Pomacentrus baenschi Baensch's damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus bankanensis Speckled damselfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1854
Pomacentrus bintanensis Bintan damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.9 SL 1999
Pomacentrus bipunctatus Central Pacific 5.5 SL 2004
Pomacentrus brachialis Charcoal damsel Western Pacific 8 SL 1830
Pomacentrus burroughi Burrough's damsel Western Central Pacific 8.5 TL 1918
Pomacentrus caeruleopunctatus Western Indian Ocean 2002
Pomacentrus caeruleus Caerulean damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1825
Pomacentrus callainus Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Pomacentrus cheraphilus Western Pacific 6.1 SL 2011
Pomacentrus chrysurus Whitetail damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1830
Pomacentrus coelestis Neon damselfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 9 TL 1901
Pomacentrus colini Colin's damsel Western Central Pacific 7 SL 1991
Pomacentrus cuneatus Wedgespot damsel Western Pacific 7.5 SL 1991
Pomacentrus emarginatus Outer-reef damsel Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1829
Pomacentrus fakfakensis Fakfak damselfish Western Pacific 7.4 TL 2009
Pomacentrus flavioculus Western Central Pacific 8.7 SL 2017
Pomacentrus flavoaxillaris Yellow-axil damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.3 SL 2017
Pomacentrus geminospilus Sabah damsel Western Central Pacific 8 TL 1993
Pomacentrus grammorhynchus Bluespot damsel Western Pacific 9 SL 1918
Pomacentrus imitator Imitator damsel Western Central Pacific 11 TL 1964
Pomacentrus indicus Indian damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1991
Pomacentrus javanicus Java damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1991
Pomacentrus komodoensis Komodo damselfish Western Central Pacific 7.9 SL 1999
Pomacentrus lepidogenys Scaly damsel Indo-West Pacific 9 SL 1928
Pomacentrus leptus Slender damsel Western Indian Ocean 7 TL 1980
Pomacentrus limosus Muddy damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 4.6 SL 1992
Pomacentrus littoralis Smoky damsel Western Pacific 11 TL 1830
Pomacentrus magniseptus Blackfin damselfish Western Pacific 7.6 SL 2017
Pomacentrus melanochir Indonesian damsel Indo-Pacific 7.5 TL 1877
Pomacentrus microspilus Western Pacific 2005
Pomacentrus milleri Miller's damselfish Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 SL 1964
Pomacentrus moluccensis Lemon damsel Western Pacific 9 TL 1853
Pomacentrus nagasakiensis Nagasaki damsel Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1917
Pomacentrus nigriradiatus Blackray damselfish South Pacific 7.4 SL 2017
Pomacentrus nigromanus Goldback damsel Western Central Pacific 9 TL 1913
Pomacentrus nigromarginatus Blackmargined damsel Western Pacific 8 TL 1973
Pomacentrus opisthostigma Brown damsel Western Central Pacific 6.5 SL 1918
Pomacentrus pavo Sapphire damsel Indo-Pacific 8.5 SL 1787
Pomacentrus philippinus Philippine damsel Indo-West Pacific 10 FL 1907
Pomacentrus pikei Blacklip damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1883
Pomacentrus polyspinus Thai damsel Eastern Indian Ocean 7 SL 1991
Pomacentrus proteus Colombo damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus reidi Reid's damsel Indo-Pacific 9 TL 1928
Pomacentrus rodriguesensis Western Indian Ocean 8.0 SL 2003
Pomacentrus saksonoi Anton's damsel Western Pacific 10 TL 1995
Pomacentrus similis Similar damsel Indian Ocean 7 TL 1991
Pomacentrus simsiang Blueback damsel Indo-West Pacific 7 SL 1856
Pomacentrus smithi Smith's damsel Western Central Pacific 7 TL 1928
Pomacentrus spilotoceps Eastern Central Pacific 2002
Pomacentrus stigma Blackspot damsel Western Central Pacific 13 TL 1928
Pomacentrus sulfureus Sulphur damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1871
Pomacentrus taeniometopon Brackish damsel Western Pacific 12 TL 1852
Pomacentrus trichrourus Paletail damsel Western Indian Ocean 11 TL 1867
Pomacentrus trilineatus Threeline damsel Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1830
Pomacentrus tripunctatus Threespot damsel Indo-West Pacific 7.5 SL 1830
Pomacentrus vaiuli Ocellate damselfish Pacific Ocean 10 FL 1906
Pomacentrus vatosoa Corazon's damsel Western Indian Ocean 5.0 SL 2019
Pomacentrus wardi Ward's damsel Western Pacific 8 SL 1927
Pomacentrus xanthosternus Yellowbreasted damsel Western Central Pacific 10 TL 1991
Pomacentrus yoshii Western Central Pacific 6.9 SL 2004



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