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  Humbug (Dascyllus aruanus)





Humbug | Dascyllus aruanus photo
Humbug photographed on Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

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Humbug | Dascyllus aruanus photo
Humbug photographed at Underwater World, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

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Humbug | Dascyllus aruanus photo
Humbug photographed at Underwater World, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



HUMBUG FACTS

Description
The Humbug is a small fish from the coral reefs. It is white with three black bands on body. There is no black markings on the tail. The young are nearly all black

Size
8cm

Habitat
Humbugs are found in shallow water in lagoons and bays where they shelter amongst coral.

Food
feeds on zooplankton above the coral

Range
coastal waters from northern New South Wales round northern parts to Western Australia.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae
Genus:Dascyllus
Species:aruanus
Common Name:Humbug

Relatives in same Genus
  Three-spot Dascyllus (D. trimaculatus)