WoRMS taxon details

Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)

218849  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218849)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description A schooling and territorial species which inhabits reef flats and lagoon reefs. Frequently occurs in colonies associated...  
Description A schooling and territorial species which inhabits reef flats and lagoon reefs. Frequently occurs in colonies associated with live or dead branching staghorn coral (@Acropora@). Feeds on algae, gastropods, sponges, and copepods. They attack human intruders without hesitation, sometimes taking painful nips. Particularly aggressive during reproductive periods. The species emit clicking noises during aggressive encounters. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2019). FishBase. Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218849 on 2019-07-20
Date
action
by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z
created
1998-06-17 06:27:10Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (02/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description A schooling and territorial species which inhabits reef flats and lagoon reefs. Frequently occurs in colonies associated with live or dead branching staghorn coral (@Acropora@). Feeds on algae, gastropods, sponges, and copepods. They attack human intruders without hesitation, sometimes taking painful nips. Particularly aggressive during reproductive periods. The species emit clicking noises during aggressive encounters. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English dusky farmerfishblack damselfish  [details]
Japanese クロソラスズメダイ  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Stegastes nigricans USNM 435133 photograph lateral view)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Stegastes nigricans USNM 439555 photograph lateral view)
To NMNH Extant Coll...
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