Stegastes leucorus (Gilbert, 1892)
Whitetail major
Stegastes leucorus
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Pomacentridae (Damselfishes), subfamily: Pomacentrinae
Max. size:  14 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 19 years
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 1 - 15 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Mexico, including the Revillagigedo and Guadalupe islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 12-14. Usually with 16 dorsal spines and 12 gill rakers on the lower limb of the first arch (Ref. 7247).
Biology:  Adults inhabit coral and rocky inshore reefs (Ref. 9334). Omnivorous (Ref. 9334). 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).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 27 May 2007 (D2) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 06.09.94
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 21.07.11
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.07.95

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