Regal Demoiselle (species: Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Neopomacentrus cyanomos
Regal Demoiselle

©Anne Hoggett: Neopomacentrus cyanomos at Watson's Bay, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Neopomacentrus cyanomos at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Andy Lewis: Regal Demoiselle at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Neopomacentrus
Species Neopomacentrus cyanomos



Distinguishing features

A small, schooling damselfish. Dark grey/brown with yellow tail lobes and a large yellow patch at rear of dorsal fin. There is no yellow between the dorsal patch and the tail.


  • Up to 9 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Almany, G.R. (2004). Priority effects in coral reef fish communities of the Great Barrier Reef, Ecology, 85: 2872-2880. LIRS catalog number 879.
  • Fisher, R., J.M. Leis, D.L. Clark and S.K. Wilson (2005). Critical swimming speeds of late-stage coral reef fish larvae: variation within species, among species and between locations, Marine Biology, 147: 1202-1212. LIRS catalog number 934.
  • Grutter, A.S. (1995). Relationship between cleaning rates and ectoparasite loads in coral reef fishes, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 118: 51-58. LIRS catalog number 451.
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