Definition of damselfish in English:


Line breaks: dam¦sel|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈdamz(ə)lfɪʃ

noun (plural same or damselfishes)

  • A small brightly coloured tropical marine fish that lives in or near coral reefs.
    • Chromis and other genera, family Pomacentridae: numerous species
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    • Closer to the reef and in among a necklace of smaller granite boulders are all the usual reef fish - butterflyfish, damselfish, Moorish idols, triggerfish, angelfish, groupers and lionfish.
    • An increase in territory quality has been shown to increase the aggressive intensity of S. planifrons, a damselfish closely related to the beaugregory damselfish.
    • Down the bottom, skulking around coral in the sandy lagoon floor, are tiny damselfishes.

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