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      Bicolor Damselfish
      Bicolor Damselfish

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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Stegastes partitus
      Max. size: 10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 0 - 100m
      Distribution: Western Atlantic: including southern Florida (USA), Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Probably extending to Brazil.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Exhibits geographic color variations. Body dark in front, becoming abruptly yellow between last dorsal spine and anal fin origin.
      Biology: Inhabits shallow coral reefs and isolated patch reefs in deeper water. Feeds primarily on algae but also on polychaetes, hydroids, copepods and ascidians. Aggressively territorial but only around a small area. Taken incidentally in traps and small-meshed beach nets
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 72 - 79°F (22 - 26°C). Natural diet consists mostly of algae, yet also feeds on some benthic invertebrate
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