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Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus Johnston Island damsel


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lexID:
4989 
AphiaID:
212859 
Scientific:
Plectroglyphidodon johnstonianus 
German:
Johnston Riffbarsch 
English:
Johnston Island Damsel 
Category:
Damselfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Plectroglyphidodon (Genus) > johnstonianus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Fowler & Ball, 1924 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Cook Islands, East Africa, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Japan, Lord Howe Island, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Rapa, Réunion , Samoa, South-Africa, Taiwan, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Togo, Tonga, Vietnam, Wake Atoll, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Size:
up to 5.51" (14 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Coral polyps 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-12 17:46:37 

Husbandry

Fowler & Ball, 1924

Distribution:
Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Rapa. Unknown from the Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.

Biology:
Adults are found clear water, inner to outer reef crests in rich coral habitat.
Benthopelagic.
Common in passages, frequently associated with Acropora, Stylophora, or Pocillopora coral heads or a single head of Pocillopora eydouxi. Usually seen solitary.
Feed on benthic algae and probably coral polyps. Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding.
Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate. Males guard and aerate the eggs.

Synonymised taxa:
Plectroglyphidodon nitidus Smith, 1956

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