Alexander's Damsel, Pomacentrus alexanderae Evermann & Seale 1907

Other Names: Alex's Damsel

Alexander's Damsel, Pomacentrus alexanderae, at Malapascua, Philippines, May 2017. Source: Klaus Stiefel / Flickr. License: CC by Attribution-NonCommercial

A pale greyish damselfish with a large black spot around the pectoral-fin base, and black tips on the dorsal-fin spines.

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Pomacentrus alexanderae in Fishes of Australia, accessed 08 Dec 2022,

Alexander's Damsel, Pomacentrus alexanderae Evermann & Seale 1907

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Dampier Archipelago, Western Australia, around the tropical north to the Gove Peninsula, Northern Territory. Inhabits lagoons on inshore and offshore coral reefs.

Species Citation

Pomacentrus alexanderae Evermann & Seale 1907, Bull. Bur. Fish. (U.S.) for 1906 26: 90, Fig. 17. Type locality: Bacon, Sorsogon, Luzon Island, Philippines.


Bray, D.J. 2017

Alexander's Damsel, Pomacentrus alexanderae Evermann & Seale 1907


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. Western Australian Museum. 292 pp.

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

Evermann, B.W. & Seale, A. 1907. Fishes of the Philippine Islands. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (U.S.) for 1906 26: 49-110 figs 1-22 

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:37372143

Depth:5-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:11 cm

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