Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Amblyglyphidodon: Greek, amblys = darkness + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 12 m (Ref. 31112), usually 2 - 10 m (Ref. 31112). Tropical
Indo-West Pacific: including the Philippines, Indonesia and Maldives.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636)
Adults occur in silty lagoons with large staghorn coral colonies, usually congregating in small groups (Ref. 48636). Seen usually on Acropora branching corals of sheltered lagoons and protected fringing reefs. They are usually encountered alone or in pairs and hovers to about one meter or so above the coral substratum. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Nests on branches of dead corals (Ref. 90102). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205). Relatively common at all sites where it has been observed (Ref. 48636).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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).
Allen, G.R., 1995. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentridae) from Indonesian seas. Rev. Fr. Aquariol. 21(3-4):86-90. (Ref. 31112)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 26.2 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 1932 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5005 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01068 - 0.04693), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .