Threespot Damselfish

Adult Threespot Damselfish are mostly brownish gray, but juveniles are bright yellow with two large black spots on the side. These cute fish inhabit inshore and offshore coral reefs around Southern Florida and the Bahamas and the Caribbean Sea. They are found within caves at night, often in tangles of staghorn coral, and anywhere there is abundant algae on reefs.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Aug 16, 2007
Scientific Name
Stegastes planifrons
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, West Atlantic
5 inches
10 to 98 feet

International Names

Danish (Dansk)
Treplettet Jomfrufisk
Spanish (EspaƱol)
Jaqueta de tres puntos
Dutch (Nederlands)
Drievlekken Juffertje
Polish (Polski)
Garbnik Zloty

Cute Threespot Damselfish Gifts

Cartoon Threespot Damselfish Dive Flag Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Threespot Damselfish in front of a scuba dive flag. These cute fish live on coral reefs around southern Florida and... View on Zazzle
Threespot Damselfish Label – The Threespot Damselfish is named for the three spots on the side of its body. It has typical damselfish shape and is found in the Caribbean... View on Zazzle