Blackbanded Damsel (species: Amblypomacentrus breviceps) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblypomacentrus breviceps
Blackbanded Damsel

©Lyle Vail: Amblypomacentrus breviceps at about 24 metres depth in Halimeda/Caulerpa bed, NE side of Lizard Island. Dark margin on dorsal fin is not obvious in this photo.

©Anne Hoggett: Juvenile Amblypomacentrus breviceps at 24 metres depth on NE coast of Lizard Island. Note yellow pelvic and anal fins and absence of dark margin on dorsal fin.

©Anne Hoggett: A group of juvenile Amblypomacentrus breviceps at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island, 11 m depth away from reefs.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Amblypomacentrus
Species Amblypomacentrus breviceps



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



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Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen and M.V. Erdmann, G.R. (2012). Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III in: Reef fishes of the East Indies. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. LIRS catalog number 90162.

Other references

  • Caley, M.J. (1991). Mechanisms of coexistence in communities of coral-reef fishes, Ph.D. thesis, University of Sydney. LIRS catalog number 307.
  • Caley, M.J. and J. St John (1996). Refuge availability structures assemblages of tropical reef fishes, Journal of Animal Ecology, 65: 414-428. LIRS catalog number 458.
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