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Amblyglyphidodon melanopterus  Allen & Randall, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pomacentridae (Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Amblyglyphidodon: Greek, amblys = darkness + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335);  melanopterus: Name from Greek 'melanos' for black and 'pteron' for fin; referring to the black caudal fin and soft portions of the dorsal and anal fins..   More on author: Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 2 - 8 m (Ref. 82240).   Tropical

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Pacific Ocean: known only from Tonga.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82240)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 11 - 13; Vertebrae: 26. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D XII-XIII (rarely XII),11-13; A II,11-13; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral line tubed scales 14-17 (modally 16); gill rakers 8-9 + 22-24 (total, 30-33, modally 31-32); body depth is 1.65-1.8 in SL; teeth are incisiform, in a single row; scaled suborbital; scales dorsally on snout extending well before nostrils, nearly to base of upper lip; colour of dorsal part of head, anterior body and scaled basal part of dorsal fin is light greyish green, scale edges are dusky, shading ventrally and posteriorly to greenish or pinkish white; naked portion of caudal fin and soft portions of dorsal and anal fins are black; pectoral fins with transparent membranes and faintly dusky rays; without black spot at base or axil of pectoral fins; pelvic fins are white (Ref. 82240).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Presumed to be reef-associated (Ref. 46206). 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).

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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).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Allen, Gerald R. | Collaborators

Allen, G.R. and J.E. Randall, 2002. A review of the leucogaster species complex of the Indo-Pacific pomacentrid genus Amblyglyphidodon, with descriptions of two new species. Aqua J. Ichthyol. Aquat. Biol. 5(4):139-152. (Ref. 82240)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5005   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02239 (0.01068 - 0.04693), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .