Bowtie damselfish

Neoglyphidodon melas
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Damselfishes (Lat. Pomacentridae)
  • Maximum size:
    18 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; depth range 1–12 m.
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 30°N–30°S
  • Distribution:
    Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and northern Australia.
  • Biology:
    Adults are found in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and usually associated with soft corals on which it feeds. Occur singly or in pairs.