Golden Damselfish Amblyglyphidodon aureus

Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
The Golden Damselfish is native to reefs of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
It has yellow fin edges and mouth and a golden appearance with visible scaling on the body. The actual tone and extent of yellow varies and some can have vertical shaded bars.
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
It reaches up to 13cm long.
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Juveniles shoal in small groups for protection. Adults are solitary.
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
Golden Damselfish
As common with Damselfish, the male is territorial and aggressive, particularly when defending eggs. The female will lay eggs below sea fan corals where the male will protect them until they hatch.
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Golden Damselfish
Golden or Ternate Damselfish
Golden or Ternate Damselfish
Some have a white body and can look similar to the Ternate Damselfish, A. ternatensis, of western Pacific reefs. Also called Lemon Chromis, those in the row above are believed to be Ternate Damsels.