Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Pomacentrus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, kentron = sting (Ref. 45335); limosus: From the Latin for muddy, in reference to the silty habitat where this species occurs (Ref. 31101).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal; depth range 8 - 10 m (Ref. 31101). Tropical
Eastern Indian Ocean: Western Australia. Also Western Central Pacific (Ref. 47839).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31101)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15 - 16. Tubed lateral line scales 18; pale grey without conspicuous markings, except for membranous tips of dorsal spines black and juvenile with black ocellus at base of soft dorsal fin (Ref. 31101). Caudal fin emarginate (Ref. 31101).
Adults are observed around rock outcrops with flat silt-sand bottom (Ref. 31101). Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Oviparous, distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205). Eggs are demersal and adhere to the substrate (Ref. 205). Males guard and aerate the eggs (Ref. 205).
Allen, G.R., 1992. A new species of damselfish (genus Pomacentrus) from northwestern Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 15(4):691-695. (Ref. 31101)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 18 - 28.4, mean 26.2 (based on 339 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .