Black Damselfish ( Neoglyphidodon melas) is also known as the Bowtie Damselfish, the Bluefin Damselfish and in some areas as the Royal Damselfish

Black Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Black Damselfish ( Neoglyphidodon melas)  is also known as the Bowtie Damselfish, the Bluefin Damselfish and in some areas as the Royal Damselfish.  They undergo a fairly dramatic colour change from juv...
Blackbar Damselfish, Plectroglyphidodon dickii is also known as the Narrowbar Damselfish, the Blackbar Devil and Dicks Devil

Blackbar Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Blackbar Damselfish, Plectroglyphidodon dickii is also known as the Narrowbar Damselfish, the Blackbar Devil and Dicks Devil. Despite their small size and lack of bright coloration they have a lot of ch...
Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) is also known as the Regal Damselfish and the Cresecent Damselfish

Regal Demoiselle- Facts and Photographs

The Regal Demoiselle (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) is also known as the Regal Damselfish and the Cresecent Damselfish. They are found in very few locations in Tanzanian waters but where they are found there ten...
Scaly chromis (Chromis lepidolepis) is also known as the Brown Chromis

Scaly Chromis – Facts and Photographs

The Scaly chromis (Chromis lepidolepis) is also known as the Brown Chromis. They are extremely common fishes on the Tanzanian coast. APPEARANCE The body has an elongated oval shape with a pointed nose. Th...
Weber's Chromis ( Chromis weberi) also known as the Dark Bar Chromis

Weber’s Chromis – Facts and Photographs

Weber's Chromis ( Chromis weberi) is also known as the Dark Bar Chromis, they are extremely common on the Tanzanian coast. APPEARANCE The body has an elongated oval shape with a pointed nose. The body is ...
Double Bar Chromis ( Chromis opercularis) is also known as the Double Bar Lightning Chromis

Double Bar Chromis – Facts and Photographs

The Double Bar Chromis ( Chromis opercularis) is also known as the Double Bar Lightning Chromis , the latter name refering to its juvenile stage when it is brightly coloured. This stage can be seen in the i...
Tiger Damselfish (Chrysiptera annulata) also known as the Footballer demoiselle

Tiger Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Tiger Damselfish (Chrysiptera annulata) is also known as the Footballer demoiselle.  They are common fish in the shallows a on Tanzanian reefs particularly on the shallow reefs with closely associated b...
Indo-Pacific Sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) is also known as the Five-banded Sergeant-major

Indo-Pacific Sergeant – Facts and Photographs

The Indo-Pacific Sergeant (Abudefduf vaigiensis) is also known as the Five-banded Sergeant-major and in some areas simply as the Sergeant Major.  They are a common fish on Tanzanian reefs particularly on th...
Maldives damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus)

Maldives Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Maldives damselfish (Amblyglyphidodon indicus) is a fairly recently described species, having been described by Allen & Randall in 2002. They are not common on the Tanzanian coast but in certain are...
Sulphur Damselfish (Pomacentrus sulfureus)

Sulphur Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Sulphur Damselfish (Pomacentrus sulfureus) is an attractive looking fish. Compared to most Damselfish they have a very small range being confined to the eastern Indian Ocean and Red Sea. Even within the...
Blacktail chromis Chromis nigrura

Blacktail chromis – Facts and Photographs

The Blacktail Chromis (Chromis nigrura) is very common on the reefs of Tanzania. They are usually seen in small groups of between ten to fifteen fish, but occasionally groups of twenty to thirty are seen. ...
Fusilier Damselfish Lepidozygus tapeinosoma

Fusilier Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Fusilier Damselfish (Lepidozygus tapeinosoma) is also known as the Fusilier Damsel and the Red Wing Coral Damsel. They do not resemble most other damselfish and often swim with pseaudoanthias species wh...
False-eye Damsel Abudefduf sparoides, also known as the False-eye Sergeant

False-eye Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The False-eye Damselfish Abudefduf sparoides is also known as the False-eye Sergeant. Compared to most Damselfish the have a very small range. Even within the range they are not a commonly seen fish. A...
jewel damselfish Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus, also known as the whitespotted devil

Jewel Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Jewel damselfish Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is also known as the Whitespeckled Demoiselle and the Whitespotted devil. They are highly territorial and are common on reef tops and rubble areas on the T...
Ternate chromis Chromis ternatensis also known as the Golden chromis and the Swallowtail Puller

Ternate Chromis – Facts and Photographs

The Ternate chromis Chromis ternatensis is also known as the Golden chromis and the Swallowtail Puller.  Usually found above branching corals in large numbers they are an abundant fish on the East African C...
Cloudy dascyllus, Dascyllus carneus is also known as the Two bar Humbug or Indian dascyllus

Cloudy Dascyllus – Facts and Photographs

The Cloudy dascyllus, Dascyllus carneus is also known as the Two bar Humbug or Indian dascyllus. They are commonly found in small shoals over branching corals. APPEARANCE There is little variation in ...

Domino Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The Domino Damselfish, Dascyllus trimaculatus is also known as the Three Spot Dascyllus. Despite their small size and lack of bright coloration they have a lot of character. APPEARANCE The base color ...
sapphire damselfish Pomacentrus pavo

Sapphire Damselfish – Facts and Photographs

The sapphire damselfish Pomacentrus pavo, is also  known as the  peacock damselfish or blue damselfish. They are a colorful fish that is common on the East African coast. Often confused with the more common...
Chromis viridis damselfish

Damselfish

Damselfish are part of the Pomacentridae (anemone fish) family excluding those of the clown fish family Amphiprion and Premnas. They have a single nostril on each side of the head, interrupted lateral lines and...
caerulean damsel fish (Pomacentrus caeruleus)

Caerulean Damsel Fish- Facts and Photographs

The electric blue and yellow Caerulean damsel fish (Pomacentrus caeruleus) is also known as the Regal damselfish, the Yellow Belly damselfish and Golden Belly Damselfish.  Their brilliant colouring makes th...