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Damselfish

Dascyllus albisella

Description:

Hawaiian damselfish ~ 4 inches long hovering near the shelter of a cauliflower coral head (Pocillopora eydouxi).

Habitat:

Near shore tropical waters; coral reef ecosystem.

Notes:

Spotted about 70 feet deep on the 01 level abaft the superstructure of the Mahi wreck off of Leeward Oahu. Date shown is notional, can only be honestly cited as 1991-1994. In the background of the image, hanging out on the coral head, is another species, an arc-eye hawkfish (Parachirrhites arcatus). Original medium 35mm slide taken with Nikonos V; film later scanned and image saved as digital file.

1 Species ID Suggestions

SargonR
SargonR 7 years ago
Hawaiian Dascyllus
Dascyllus albisella Damselfishes, Family Pomacentridae


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1 Comment

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 7 years ago

Thanks for the motivation Sargon. I should have gone with the obvious ID when I first posted this spotting.

Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Nov 22, 1992
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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