Small territorial fishes that live on rocky reefs in bays, harbours and along the coast in southern Australia.
Although Scalyfins change colour as they grow, they never have a white patch on the gill cover. Small juveniles are bright orange with neon-blue lines, spots and a black ocellus ringed with neon-blue on the dorsal fin.
Large adults are dark greyish to black, or rusty-coloured, with a dusky head, pale spots along lateral line and are sometimes pale below.
Divers are very familiar with these small damselfishes, especially during the breeding season when they aggresively guard their territories.
From Fishes of Australia
Glyphidodon victoriae Günther, 1863
Heliastes lividus Klunzinger, 1872
Parma viola Whitley, 1929
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacentridae (Family) > Parma (Genus) > Parma victoriae (Species)