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Dascyllus trimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829)

Threespot Dascyllus

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Pomacentridae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Along the coast of India and Laccadives. Red Sea, East Africa to the Line and Pitcairn islands, north to southern Japan, south to Sydney and Australia.
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Rüppell, 1829
Dascyllus trimaculatum (Rüppell, 1829)
Pomacentrus nuchalis Anonymous [Bennett], 1830
Dascyllus unicolor Bennett, 1831
Dascyllus niger Bleeker, 1847
Sparus nigricans Gronow, 1854
Dascyllus axillaris Smith, 1935
Type specimen
Dascyllus trimaculatus (Ruppell, 1829) trimaculatus, Pomacentrus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:39, Pl. 8 (fig. 3) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1445. Paralectotypes: SMF 2750 (1) and SMF 5113 (1) Massawa, MNHN 0000-8128 (1) Red Sea. Synonym: Dascyllus trimaculatus (Rüppell, 1829), Pomacentrus trimaculatus Rüppell, 1829, Dascyllus trimaculatum (Rüppell, 1829), Pomacentrus nuchalis Anonymous [Bennett], 1830, Dascyllus unicolor Bennett, 1831, Dascyllus niger Bleeker, 1847, Sparus nigricans Gronow, 1854, Dascyllus axillaris Smith, 1935.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
1 D. XII, 14-15; A. II, 14; P. ii, 17-20; V. I, 5. L1. 18-20+13-16; Ltr. 3+1+9-10.