Ward's Damsel, Pomacentrus wardi Whitley 1927


Ward's Damsel, Pomacentrus wardi, at Cook Island, Northern New South Wales, August 2012. Source: Ian Shaw / iNaturalist.org. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial


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Bray, D.J. 2019, Pomacentrus wardi in Fishes of Australia, accessed 07 Dec 2019, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/2355

Ward's Damsel, Pomacentrus wardi Whitley 1927

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Distribution

Cape Wessel, Northern Territory, to Sydney, New South Wales. Individuals or small groups inhabit reef lagoons and outer reef slopes, and are abundant in some areas.

Features

Dorsal fin XIII, 15-16; Anal fin II, 15-16.

Feeding

Feeds mostly on benthic algae.

Etymology

Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Melle, Germany : Mergus Verlag 271 pp.McCulloch, A.R. 1930. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5(1–4): 1-534  figs. Seafood Services Australia 2008. Australian Fish Names Standard. http://www.fishnames.com.au/. 

Species Citation

Pomacentrus wardi Whitley 1927, Rec. Aust. Mus. 15(5): 301. Type locality: Heron Island, QLD.

Author

Bray, D.J. 2019

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Ward's Damsel, Pomacentrus wardi Whitley 1927

References


Allen, G.R. 1975. Damselfishes of the South Seas. New Jersey : T.F.H. Publications 237 pp. 

Allen, G.R. 1991. Damselfishes of the World. Melle, Germany : Mergus Verlag 271 pp. 

Allen, G.R. 2010. Pomacentrus wardi(errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T154888A115249236. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T154888A4659742.en. Downloaded on 12 May 2019.

Brothers, E.B., McB. Williams, D. & Sale, P.F. 1983. Length of larval life in twelve families of fishes at 'One Tree Lagoon', Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Biology 76: 319-324. 

Ceccarelli, D.M., Hughes, T.P.  & McCook, L.J. 2006. Impacts of simulated overfishing on the territoriality of coral reef damselfish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 309: 255-262. 

Ceccarelli, D.M., Jones, G.P. & McCook, L.J. 2005. Effects of territorial damselfish on algal-dominated coastal coral reef. Coral Reefs 24(4): 606-620.

Fowler, A.J. & Doherty, P.J. 1992. Validation of annual growth increments in the otoliths of two species of damselfish from the southern Great Barrier Reef. Aust. J. Mar. Freshwat. Res. 43(5): 1057-1068.

Johnson, J.W. 2010. Fishes of the Moreton Bay Marine Park and adjacent continental shelf waters, Queensland, Australia. pp. 299-353 in Davie, P.J.F. & Phillips, J.A. Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Marine Biological Workshop, The Marine Fauna and Flora of Moreton Bay. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 54(3)

Kingsford, M. 1992. Spatial and temporal variation in predation on reef fishes by coral trout (Plectropomus leopardus, Serranidae). Coral Reefs 11: 193-198.

Kuiter, R.H. 1993. Coastal Fishes of South-eastern Australia. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 437 pp. 

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 557 pp.

Thresher, R.E., Colin, P.L. & Bell, L.J. 1989. Planktonic duration, distribution and population structure of western and central Pacific damselfishes (Pomacentridae). Copeia 1989(2): 420-434.

Whitley, G.P. 1927. Studies in Ichthyology No. 1. Records of the Australian Museum 15(5): 289-304 fig. 1 pls 24-25

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37372127

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:1-20 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:8 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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