Black damselfish

Neoglyphidodon melas is a Damselfish from the Indo-West Pacific.

The Black damselfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 1 - 12 m environment.

The Black Damselfish is also known as the Bluefin Damselfish, Bowtie Damselfish, Yellow-back Damsel, and Royal Damsel. As a juvenile, it is very attractive, with a gray body highlighted by bright yellow dorsally and blue pectoral fins. More

In the wild, the Black Damselfish is usually solitary and often associated with soft corals on which it feeds. In the aquarium, the juvenile is generally peaceful but becomes quite aggressive as it matures. It should only be kept with other large aggressive species. More

Bowtie Damselfish, Black Damselfish, Bluefin Damselfish, Yellow-back Damsel, Royal Damsel, Zulu Damsel Synonyms Paraglyphidodon melas Sexing - More

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Common names

Betok laut hitam in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Black damsel in English
Black damsel-fish in English
black damselfish in English
Blaugoldener Demoiselle-Fisch in German (Deutsch)
Blue and gold damsel-fish in English
blue and gold damselfish in English
bluefin damselfish in English
Boeteur noir in French (français)
bowtie damselfish in English
Guru in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Kuro-suzumedai in Japanese (日本語)
Lisheog in Austronesian (Other)
Lisheog in Carolinian
Neoglyphidodon melas in Catalan (Català)
Palata in Tagbanwa Calamian
royal damsel in English
Royal damsel black damsel in English
Royal damselfish in English
Zoeloe-nooientjie in Afrikaans
Zulu damsel in English
黑副雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黑副雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黑新箭雀鯛 in Mandarin Chinese
黑新箭雀鲷 in Mandarin Chinese
黑豆娘魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黑豆娘鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacentridae
Genus : Neoglyphidodon
Species : Neoglyphidodon melas
Authority : Cuvier, 1830