Sound production in the frequency range of 500-800 Hz was also dominated by a pulsatile call, typical of the family Pomacentridae and attributed to the bicolor damselfish
Caption: Young damselfish
living in carbon dioxide-rich waters act oddly around predator odors compared with fish in areas with less C[O.
Murphy BF, Leis JM, Kavanagh KD (2007) Larval development of the Ambon damselfish
Pomacentrus amboinensis, with a summary of pomacentrid development.
There are also more than 30 species of reef-associated fish, including rare species like the sind damselfish
and regal damselfish
, both previously unseen in the area.
Spawning sounds of the domino damselfish
, Dascyllus albisella (Pomacentridae), and the relationship to male size.
Customize with a variety of jellyfish, snails, hermit crabs and damselfish
She also used random opportunities at the park to work any other animal she happened to come across in the research center--such as a tiny octopus and a damselfish
- just to see if she could train these species with positive reinforcement, too (she could).
Mechanism of light reflection in blue damselfish
Like miniature farmers, damselfish
protect their own macro-algal gardens on coral reefs.
The scientists studied populations of the bicolour damselfish
(above), a species found commonly on Caribbean coral reefs that has a 30-day larval stage.
Some organisms treat the coral as a hotel strip, such as the white-bellied damselfish
(Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster), which McCoy captures sleeping in the branches of a sea fan coral.
As part of the study, the researchers put clownfish and damselfish
larvae into seawater equivalent to that which would be found if the atmosphere contained 700 ppm and 850 ppm of CO2 - levels that could be reached by the end of the century.
(family Pomacentridae) exhibit aggressive behavior towards conspecific and heterospecific species of fishes on coral reefs.
These "holdfasts" as they're called become home to leopard sharks, California moray eels, giant sea bass, Garibaldi damselfish
, schools of sardines and more as you'll see in the 188,000-gallon habitat whose wavy surface can be seen from the outdoor Rocky Shore gallery on the second floor.
Recent studies conducted at the University of Queensland Australia concluded that certain species, including damselfish
, use ultraviolet facial patterns to distinguish between species.