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  Three-spot Dascyllus (Dascyllus trimaculatus)





Three-spot Dascyllus | Dascyllus trimaculatus photo
Three-spot Dascyllus

Image by Albert Kok - License: Public Domain.    (view image details)



FISH FACTS

Description
The Three-spot Dascyllus is bluish with dark scale margins. Juveniles have a white spot on the forehead and one on each side of the body. The forehead spot disappears with age and the side spots fades.

Size
length to 13cm

Habitat
lagoons and coral reefs. Juveniles are often associated with large sea anemones. Adults swim in small to large groups.

Food
algae, copepods and other small crustaceans.

Range
Three-spot Dascyllus is found in the Indo-West Pacific, from the Red Sea , through South-east Asia, Japan, and south to Australia. In Australia tit is found from the north-western coast of Western Australia and the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, south to southern New South Wales.



Classification
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacentridae
Genus:Dascyllus
Species:trimaculatus
Common Name:Three-spot Dascyllus

Relatives in same Genus
  Humbug (D. aruanus)