Southseas Devil, also known as Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish, Southseas Demoiselle, and Fiji Damsel, is a type of damselfish found in the western Pacific Ocean, from the Coral Sea to Samoa.
This fish lives in lagoons and offshore coral reefs. It’s active during the day and safe for reef environments.
Southseas Devil Interesting Facts
- Southseas Devil lives in Western Pacific coral reefs, including the Great Barrier Reef.
- Grows up to 3.1 inches (8.0 centimeters) in length.
- These fish lay adhesive eggs, which males protect and oxygenate.
- They are found at depths of 0 to 10 meters in tropical waters.
Southseas Devil Habitat
Southseas Devil lives in the Western Pacific from the Coral Sea, including the northern Great Barrier Reef, to Samoa.
It’s a marine species that stays near coral reefs and doesn’t migrate. Southseas Devil is found at depths of 0 to 10 meters in tropical waters.
Southseas Devil Physical Characteristics
Size: 3.1 inches (8.0 centimeters)
Southseas Devil grows up to 3.1 inches (8.0 centimeters) long.
It has 13 dorsal spines (spikes on its back), 12 to 13 dorsal soft rays (flexible fin supports), 2 anal spines, and 13 to 14 anal soft rays.
Southseas Devil Reproduction
Southseas Devil lays eggs (oviparous) and forms unique pairs when breeding.
The eggs stick to surfaces underwater (demersal). Male fish protect and provide oxygen to the eggs.