Plectroglyphidodon dickii   (Lienard,  1839) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Size: 11 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 12 - 12, Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18, Anal spines: 2, Anal soft rays: 14 - 16. Easily identified by the white tail.

Synonym (s)
Abudefduf dicki (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)
Abudefduf dickii (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)
Glyphidodon unifasciatus Kner & Steindachner, 1867
(junior synonym)
Glyphisodon dickii Lienard, 1839
(senior synonym)
Paraglyphidodon dickii (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)
Plectoglyphidodon dickii (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)
Plectrogliphidodon dickii (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)
Plectroglypidodon dickii (Lienard, 1839)
(senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Blackbar Damsel (English)
• Blackbar devil (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium)

Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Feeds on filamentous algae, small benthic invertebrates, and occasionally small fishes.


• Lakshadweep INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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