Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Ovalentaria/misc
(Various families in series Ovalentaria) > Pomacentridae
(Damselfishes) > Pomacentrinae
Etymology: Neoglyphidodon: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, glyphis = carved + Greek, odous = teeth. More on author: Ogilby.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 2 - 30 m (Ref. 7247). Subtropical; 17°S - 27°S
Western Pacific: Australia (southern Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Islands) and New Caledonia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7247)
Adults occur outside the lagoon, usually in deeper surge channels on the leeward side of reefs in the Capricorn Group, Queensland, Australia. Ubiquitous at Lord Howe Island (Ref. 7247). 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). Close relative of N. mitratus (Ref. 90102). Diurnal species (Ref. 54980; 113699).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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).
Allen, G.R., 1991. Damselfishes of the world. Mergus Publishers, Melle, Germany. 271 p. (Ref. 7247)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 24.6 - 27.1, mean 25.7 °C (based on 221 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02344 (0.01440 - 0.03817), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.31 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 60.1 [31.5, 114.5] mg/100g ; Iron = 1.11 [0.62, 1.91] mg/100g ; Protein = 19.2 [18.0, 20.4] % ; Omega3 = 0.204 [0.113, 0.359] g/100g ; Selenium = 11 [5, 24] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 49.7 [12.5, 193.0] μg/100g ; Zinc = 1.25 [0.77, 2.03] mg/100g (wet weight);