Threespot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus) - Wiki
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[Photo] Dascyllus trimaculatus domino damsel Taba Egypt. Date April 2007. Author Photo2222 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Photo2222
Also known as the Domino or Domino Damsel.
Red Sea, East Africa and the Pitcairn islands, southern Japan and Australia.
Grey to black body with two lateral white spots and one between the eyes, the Threespot dascyllus grows up to 14cm in length. Coloration is somewhat variable; the spot on the forehead may be absent and the lateral spots very much reduced.
Algae, copepods and other planktonic crustaceans.
Generally found in small groups around coral heads or large rocks. Juveniles may be found associated with large anemones or sheltering between the spines of diadema sea urchins or branching corals. May be found up to depths of 55m.
Etymology of name
Trimaculatus, meaning "three spotted" refers to the fishes three white spots. This accounts also for the common name of the "domino".
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