Banded Humbug (species: Dascyllus aruanus) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Dascyllus aruanus
Banded Humbug

©Andy Lewis

©Anne Hoggett: Banded Humbug at Lizard Island

©Paul Asman: A group of Dascyllus aruanus comprising many sizes at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Dascyllus
Species Dascyllus aruanus



Distinguishing features

white tail, black ventral fins


  • Up to 8 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


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  • Braun, C. (2015). LIRS catalog number 1897.
  • Burger, M.A.A. and R.D. Adlard (2010). Four new species of Kudoa Meglitsch, 1947 (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) from Australia with recommendations for species descriptions in the Kudoidae, Parasitology, 137: 793-814. LIRS catalog number 1318.
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