Whitebelly Damsel (species: Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster
Whitebelly Damsel

©Anne Hoggett: Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster at High Rock near Lizard Island. Reef slope, exposed SE side.

©Victor Huertas: Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster at the lagoon entrance bommie, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Whitebelly Damsel at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Amblyglyphidodon
Species Amblyglyphidodon leucogaster



Distinguishing features

Silver grey to dark grey with pale scale centres, yellow ventral fins, dark edges on dorsal, anal and tail fins. Large individuals have white lips.


  • Up to 13 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Ceccarelli, D.M., M.J. Emslie and Z.T. Richards (2016). Post-disturbance stability of fish assemblages measured at coarse taxonomic resolution masks change at finer scales. PLOS One, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156232. LIRS catalog number 1971.
  • Elliott, J.P. and D.R. Bellwood (2003). Alimentary tract morphology and diet in three coral reef fish families, Journal of Fish Biology, 63: 1598-1609. LIRS catalog number 876.
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