Plectroglyphidodon phoenixensis   (Schultz,  1943) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae

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Description
Size: 9.0 cm TL.

Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-14.

Occurs in or near Acropora or Pocillopora coral patches.


Synonym (s)
Abudefduf albofasciatus (non Hombron & Jacquinot, 1853)
(Misapplied name)
Abudefduf phoenixensis Schultz, 1943
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Phoenix Devil (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Aquarium)

Ecology
Habitat:  Bentho Pelagic, Reef Associated
Trophic Level:  Primary Consumer
Prey:  Benthic algae/weeds

Biogeography


• Lakshadweep, Kavaratti Atoll (Lat: 10.55) (Long: 72.63) INDIA (Record: 01/1991-06/1992)

Literature Source(s)
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2005) Community organization of coral reef fishes in the rubble sub-habitat of Kavaratti Atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 47(1) 77-82 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
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/
  • Anand, PEV and Pillai, NGK (2003) Habitat distribution and species diversity of coral reef fishes in the reefslope of the Kavaratti atoll, Lakshadweep, India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(1) 88-98 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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