Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker, 1852)
HONEYHEAD DAMSEL
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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Dischistodus  
  Dischistodus prosopotaenia    (Bleeker, 1852) 
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Synonyms: Dischistodus cartieri Pomacentrus interorbitalis Pomacentrus prosopotaenia   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2005); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 14-15; Anal rays II, 13-14; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.1-2.2 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. Both jaws with biserial teeth. Predorsal scales reaching above anterior part of orbit. Adults golden brown anterior and white posterior except for a diffuse brown saddle or bar below soft part of dorsal fin; axil of pectoral fin black; light blue dots and vertical lines on scales; juveniles an ocellus over the center of the dorsal fin base. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoons and coastal reefs, usually in silty areas. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in theIndo-West Pacific from Nicobar Islands to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northwest Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382366
  
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Dischistodus prosopotaenia (Bleeker , 1852)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Dischistodus: Greek, di = two + Greek, schistos = fissile stone, Plinius + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335 ) .  More on author: Bleeker .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; brackish; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 1 - 12 m (Ref. 7247 ).   Tropical; 26°N - 40°S

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Indo-West Pacific: Nicobar Islands to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northwest Australia and the Great Barrier Reef (Ref. 9710 ).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90102 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines : 2; Anal soft rays : 14 - 15.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit lagoons and coastal reefs, usually in silty areas (Ref. 4966 ). The true D. prosopotaenia ranges from Singapore to Sulawesi while the yellow-breasted variant ranges from Irian Jaya to eastern Australia and Vanuatu (Ref. 48636 ). May be found solitary or in groups (Ref. 90102 ). 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 ).

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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 ).

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Allen, G.R. , 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

    Not Evaluated  

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 25.4 - 29.3, mean 28.6 (based on 2251 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01514 (0.00690 - 0.03319), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  2.7   ±0.18 se; Based on food items. Resilience (Ref. 69278 ):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.). Vulnerability (Ref. 59153 ):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .

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