Stegastes emeryiis commonly referred to as Emery's gregory. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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Stegastes emeryi is one of the more largely unknown damselfish species, which may also be due to its fairly small distribution.
The head and two-thirds of the body disc of the perch are pale yellow-brown, the latter turning gray on the sides and then pale on the flanks,
a characteristic black spot is present under the lateral line, the pectoral, pelvic and anal fins are yellow.
A bluish spot can be seen at the base of the eyes, and the damselfish's tail is forked.
Adults prefer extreme slope and reef walls, while juvenile fish prefer sheltered areas, such as edges of channels or lagoons.
Synonym: Eupomacentrus emeryi Allen & Randall, 1974
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