Kwajalein Damselfish (Pomacentridae)

Damselfish are among the most abundant fish on the reef and occupy a wide range of habitats on and around all lagoon, pinnacle and seaward reefs.


Abudefduf septemfasciatus


Abudefduf vaigiensis

Amblyglyphidodon aureus

Amblyghyphidodon curacao

Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster

Amphiprion chrysopterus

Amphiprion melanopus

Amphiprion perideraion

Amphiprion tricinctus

Chromis acares


Chromis agilis

Chromis alpha

Chromis amboinensis

Chromis atripectoralis

Chromis elerae

Chromis lepidolepis

Chromis margaritifer

Chromis ternatensis

Chromis vanderbilti

Chromis viridis

Chromis xanthura

Chrysiptera brownriggii

Chrysiptera brownriggii

Chrysiptera caeruleolineata

Chrysiptera traceyi

Dascyllus aruanus

Dascyllus reticulatus

Dascyllus reticulatus

Dascyllus trimaculatus

Dascyllus trimaculatus

Lepidozygus tapeinosoma

Plectroglyphidodon dickii

Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus

Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Plectroglyphidodon leucozona

Plectroglyphidodon phoenixensis

Pomacentrus brachialis

Pomacentrus bipunctatus

Pomacentrus micronesicus

Pomacentrus pavo

Pomacentrus pavo

Pomacentrus vaiuli

Pomachromis exilis

Stegastes nigricans

Additional species reported from the Marshalls but not figured here. Links are to Fishbase.

Abudefduf sexfasciatus (Lacepède, 1801)
Abudefduf sordidus (Forsskål, 1775)
Chromis weberi Fowler & Bean, 1928
Chrysiptera biocellata (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Chyrsiptera glauca (Cuvier, 1830)
Dascyllus melanurus Bleeker, 1854
Plectroglyphidodon imparipennis (Vaillant & Sauvage, 1875)
Pomacentrus amboinensis Bleeker, 1868
Pomacentrus nagasakiensis Tanaka, 1917
Stegastes albifasciatus (Schlegel & Müller, 1839)
Stegastes fasciolatus (Ogilby, 1889)
Stegastes lividus (Forster, 1801)

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