Scaly Damsel (species: Pomacentrus lepidogenys) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pomacentrus lepidogenys
Scaly Damsel

©Anne Hoggett: Pomacentrus lepidogenys at Cod Hole, Ribbon Reef Number 10. This individual was formerly misidentified as Chrysiptera glauca. In August 2023, iNaturalist contributors suggested the current id and noted that the anal fin ray count (14) is too high for Chrysiptera.

©Andy Lewis: Scaly Damsel, Lizard Island.

©Makeely Blandford: Pomacentrus lepidogenys about 2 cm long and less than 2 months old, caught as a larva in a light trap at Lizard Island and raised in aquarium.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Pomacentrus
Species Pomacentrus lepidogenys



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 9 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Binning, S.A. (2014). The effects of biotic and abiotic factors on fish swimming performance. PhD thesis, Australian National University. LIRS catalog number 1769.
  • Binning, S.A. and D.G. Roche (2015). Water flow and fin shape polymorphism in coral reef fishes, Ecology, 96(3): 828-839. LIRS catalog number 2050.
  • Caley, M.J. (1995). Community dynamics of tropical reef fishes: local patterns between latitudes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 129: 7-18. LIRS catalog number 447.
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