Amblyglyphidodon orbicularis (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1853)
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  8.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 30 m
Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Samoa, Fiji, and New Caledonia (Ref. 82240); also in Tonga (Ref. 53797).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-14. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XIII,12-13; A II,12-14; pectoral rays 17; tubed lateral line scales 14-17 (modally 15-16); total gill rakers 28-31; scaled suborbital; body depth 1.6-1.7 in SL; colouration of head and nape grey, body silvery white, suffused with yellow, becoming more yellow ventrally and posteriorly; dorsal fin is grey without black markings; anal and pelvic fins are yellow to yellowish grey; caudal fin have whitish rays and transparent membranes, the upper and lower edges are narrowly black to blackish; upper edge of pectoral fin base with a very small black spot (Ref. 82240).
Biology:  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. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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