Stegastes lubbocki Allen & Smith, 1992
Lubbock's gregory
Stegastes lubbocki
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Microspathodontinae
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine
Distribution:  Central Atlantic: Ascension I.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. In genus Stegastes: dorsal rays XII, 14-17; anal rays 11, 13-14; pectoral rays 19-21; tubed lateral-line scales 18-21; total gill rakers on first arch 18-21; colour mainly dark brown (to blackish on vertical fins) with abruptly pale (yellow in life) area covering peduncle, caudal fin, and posterior portion of dorsal fin.
Biology:  Juveniles have been observed cleaning many other fish species (Ref. 98447).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 November 2010 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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