Scarface Damsel, Neoglyphidodon nigroris (Cuvier 1830)

Other Names: Behn's Damsel, Black & Yellow Damsel, Black-and-Yellow Damsel, Scar-face Damsel-fish, Yellowfin Damsel

A Yellowtail Damsel, Neoglyphidodon nigroris, at Bitung, Sulawesi Utara, Indonesia. Source: Mark Rosenstein / iNaturalist. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

Adults are variable in colour from mostly dark brown, to greyish-brown with bright yellow on the rear of the body, a paler face and dusky bars below the eye and behind the preopercle. Juveniles are bright yellow with a pair of black stripes along the head and body, and a black spot at the pectoral-fin base. 

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Dianne J. Bray, Neoglyphidodon nigroris in Fishes of Australia, accessed 21 Apr 2024,

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CAAB Code:37372085

Depth:2-23 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:14 cm TL

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