Golden damselfish

Amblyglyphidodon aureus

''Amblyglyphidodon aureus'' also known as the Golden damselfish is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacentridae, the damselfishes and clownfishes. It is native to the central Indo-Pacific.
Framed! Golden Damselfish - Amblyglyphidodon aureus, seen through a damaged patch of a Giant Seafan. Amblyglyphidodon aureus,Damselfish,Fall,Fish,Geotagged,Golden damselfish,Malaysia,Sabah,Sipadan

Appearance

This fish reaches 13 centimetres in length. It is yellow with blue or purple spots on its face. Some individuals have dark blotches on their sides.
Amblyglyphidodon aureus in night coloration Mandarin House Reef, Lembeh. Juvenile, in the good company of a hermit crab. Amblyglyphidodon aureus,Geotagged,Golden damselfish,Indonesia,Spring

Behavior

The fish lives in outer reef habitat, deep lagoons, and areas where there is an ocean current. It lives among gorgonians, laying its eggs on them, and then the male guards and tends them until they hatch. The diet is made up of zooplankton. It is solitary or lives in small groups.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyPomacentridae
GenusAmblyglyphidodon
SpeciesA. aureus