Canary damsel

Abudefduf luridus

The Canary damsel is a species of marine fish of the family Pomacentridae. It is found in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, specifically near Madeira, the Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde and Senegal.

''A. luridus'' is commonly associated with reefs in subtropical regions, where individuals grow to around 15 cm in length, and feed primarily on algae and small invertebrates.

Canary damsels inhabit rocky areas, where they lay eggs that are defended by males. The young are can be found along the coast, especially in tide pools

Each fish has large eyes, with coloring that is black to brownish black with blue on the fins, and lighter colors on the ventral part of the body. Juveniles may have lateral stripes on their bodies as well. During their mating season, adults exhibit sexual dimorphism.
Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassActinopterygii
OrderPerciformes
FamilyPomacentridae
GenusAbudefduf
SpeciesA. luridus
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