Dascyllus carneus   Fischer,  1885 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Tomas Kotouc

Size: 7 cm.

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14 - 16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13 - 14. Differs from D. reticulatus by the white body and tail.

Synonym (s)
Dascyllus marginatus (non Rüppell, 1829)
(misapplied name)
Dascyllus nigripinnis Regan, 1908
(junior synonym)
Dascyllus reticulatus (non Richardson, 1946)
(misapplied name)

Common Name (s)
• Cloudy dascyllus (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Plankton.


• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.03) (Long: 74.55) INDIA (Record: 00/05/2006) (Depth: -(10-15) mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Naturephoto-CZ.Eu: Wildlife and nature photo gallery Available at - http://www.naturephoto-cz.eu/
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org

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