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Species Dischistodus darwiniensis (Whitley, 1928)

Banded Damsel, Banded Damsel-fish


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Miscellaneous Literature Names




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Mangrove Islands, WA (21°29S, 115°22`E) to Gove Peninsula, NT (12°06'S, 136°48'E); tropical.

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Northern Shelf Province (25), Northwest Shelf Transition (26), Northwest Shelf Province (27)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Coral reef, inshore.

Extra Ecological Information

Silty inshore areas. 1 - 8 m.


General References

Allen, G.R. 1993. Two new species of damselfishes (Pomacentrus) with comments on the validity of two additional pomacentrid fishes. Revue Française d'Aquariologie et Herpétologie 20(1): 21-26 9 figs

Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. [160]

Allen, G.R., Cross, N.J. & Allen, C.J. 2006. Pomacentridae. pp. 1439-1471 in Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. Fishes. In, Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 35. Volume 35 Australia : ABRS & CSIRO Publishing Parts 1-3, 2178 pp. [1456]

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Biodiversity of shallow reef fish assemblages in Western Australia using a rapid censusing technique. Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 247-270 [266]

Hutchins, J.B. 2001. Checklist of the fishes of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement 63: 9-50 [37]

Larson, H.K. & Williams, R.S. 1997. Darwin Harbour fishes: a survey and annotated checklist. pp. 339-380 in Hanley, H.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. & Larson, H.K. (eds). The Marine Flora and Fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biology Workshop. Darwin : Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory 466 pp. [363]

McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Memoirs of the Australian Museum 5: 145–329 [293] (as Dischistodus fasciatus (Cuvier, 1830) and p. 295 as Pseudopomacentrus fasciatus (Macleay, 1878))

Sin, T.M., Teo, M.M. & Ng, P.K.L. 1995. Dischistodus darwiniensis (Whitley), a valid species of damselfish (Teleostei: Pomacentridae), distinct from Dischistodus fasciatus (Cuvier). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 43(1): 143–155

Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 89(1): 11-127 [50] (1582, as Dischistodus fasciatus (Cuvier, 1830) and 1593 as Pseudopomacentrus fasciatus (Macleay, 1878))


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 22-Mar-2016 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED