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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Scientific Name: Neoglyphidodon nigroris
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; non-migratory; marine ; depth range 2 - 23m
      Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Andaman Sea (Phuket), Malayan Archipelago, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and northern Australia. Previously referred to as Paraglyphidodon behnii by Allen.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 13-15. Long-tailed and black as adults; juveniles distinctively yellow with two black stripes.
      Biology: Two forms: long-tailed and black as adults occurs in the Andaman Sea, ranging east to western Bali and north to Japan. Second form, probably valid as N. xanthurus occurs in the rest of the West Pacific and the two overlap in range on Bali's north coast. Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs. Usually solitary. Feeds on algae, crustaceans, and pelagic tunicates and salps.
      Aquarium Care:Those in this genus are colorful when juveniles and fairly well tempered. However they loose their nice colors and turn mostly brown and evil-tempered as they get older.Has a temperature range of 72 - 82°F (22 - 28°C). Has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate, zooplankton, and some algae. Requires a meaty diet with some algae with two or three feedings per day. Get very bold with age.
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