Phuket is an island located in the Andaman Sea, off the west coast of Thailand. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and diverse marine life, including several species of Pomacentridae fish that are commonly found in the waters surrounding the island.
Some of the Pomacentridae species that can be found in Phuket include:
Blue damselfish (Chromis viridis): This species is a common sight in Phuket’s shallow reefs, and is easily recognized by its vibrant blue-green coloration.
Three-spot damselfish (Dascyllus trimaculatus): This species is characterized by its black body and three white spots on its sides. It is often found in small schools, and can be seen darting in and out of coral heads.
Sergeant major (Abudefduf saxatilis): This species is known for its distinctive black vertical bars on a yellow body. It is a common reef fish in Phuket and can often be seen foraging for food in the shallow waters around coral reefs.
Yellowtail damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema): This species is small and colorful, with a bright yellow tail and blue-green body. It is commonly found in Phuket’s coral reefs, where it feeds on small invertebrates and algae.
Domino damselfish (Dascyllus albisella): This species is black with white spots, giving it a distinctive “domino” appearance. It is often found in small schools and can be seen darting in and out of coral heads and crevices.
Overall, the waters surrounding Phuket are home to a diverse range of Pomacentridae fish, which add to the vibrant and colorful marine ecosystem of the region.
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