Stegastes pictus (Castelnau, 1855)
Yellowtip damselfish
Stegastes pictus
photo by Floeter, S.R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Microspathodontinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 70 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: known only from Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 14-15
Biology:  Adults inhabit shallow rocky reefs and associated with colonies of Millepora alcicornis (Floeter 1998, pers. comm.). Feed mainly on benthic algae and aggressively territorial (Floeter 1998, pers. comm.). 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: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 October 2021 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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