Bluestreak Damsel, Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Bleeker 1858)

Other Names: Blue-streak Damsel, Bluestreak Damselfish, Java Damsel, Javanese Damsel, Javanese Damselfish, Neon Velvet Damsel

A juvenile Bluestreak Damsel, Neoglyphidodon oxyodon, at Secret Lagoon, Miniloc Island, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. February 2013. Source: Carmelo López Abad / License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

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Bluestreak Damsel, Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Bleeker 1858)

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Occurs at the Australian territory of Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea. Inhabits protected current-swept reef flats, aggregating in loose groups of various sizes, in depths to about 4 metres.

Species Citation

Glyphisodon oxyodon Bleeker 1858, Acta Soc. Scient. Indo-Neerland 3: 14. Type locality: Celebes (= Sulawesi).


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Australian Faunal Directory

Bluestreak Damsel, Neoglyphidodon oxyodon (Bleeker 1858)


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

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Bleeker, P. 1858. Tiende bijdrage tot de kennis der vischfauna van Celebes. Acta Societatis Scientiarum Indo-Neerlandicae 3: 1-16. 

Kuiter, R.H. 1992. Tropical Reef-Fishes of the Western Pacific, Indonesia and Adjacent Waters. Jakarta : PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama 314 pp. pls.

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CAAB Code:37372137

Depth:0-4 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:15 cm TL

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