Peacock Damsel

(Pomacentrus pavo)

Pomacentrus pavo, commonly known as the “Peacock damselfish,” is a species of damselfish belonging to the family Pomacentridae. Here are some key characteristics and information about Pomacentrus pavo:

  1. Appearance: They have a striking appearance with a bright blue body adorned with large, round, iridescent spots. These spots are usually green or yellow and resemble the eyes on a peacock’s tail, hence their common name.
  2. Distribution: Peacock damselfish are found in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, East Africa, and throughout the central Pacific islands.
  3. Habitat: They typically inhabit coral-rich areas of lagoons and outer reef slopes, often found in pairs or small groups near branching corals where they can find shelter.