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damselfish Syllabification: dam·sel·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈdamzəlˌfiSH/

Definition of damselfish in English:

noun (plural same or damselfishes)

A small brightly colored tropical fish that lives in or near coral reefs.
  • Chromis and other genera, family Pomacentridae: numerous species, in particular C. chromis
Example sentences
  • 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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