Yellowtail Damselfish

With its bright yellow tail and juveniles with electric blue spots on its side, the Yellowtail Damselfish is striking. It is a common territorial species that inhabits coral reefs and is often found in very shallow waters of reefs, usually near top of outer edge where there are caves, holes, and abundant fire coral.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Dec 22, 2006
Scientific Name
Microspathodon chrysurus
Also known as
Jewelfish, Sheephead
Range
Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, West Atlantic
Length
6 to 8 inches
Depth
0 to 394 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Gelbschwanz-Demoisellefisch
Danish (Dansk)
Juvelfisk
Spanish (Español)
Jaqueta rabo amarillo
French (Français)
Chaffet Queue Jaune
Dutch (Nederlands)
Juweelvis
Polish (Polski)
Garbik Bialokropek

Cute Yellowtail Damselfish Gifts

Cute Yellowtail Damselfish Classic Round Sticker – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag Keychain – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle
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Yellowtail Damselfish Keychain – Yellowtail Damselfish are striking, with bright yellow tails. This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of this fish. Great for fish lovers and scuba divers! You... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag Trucker Hat – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish T-Shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish Trucker Hat – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Yellowtail Damselfish Ceramic Ornament – Yellowtail Damselfish are striking, with bright yellow tails. This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of this fish. Great for fish lovers and scuba divers! You... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish Postcard – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cute Yellowtail Damselfish Toddler T-shirt – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. It can be found in the western Atlantic from southern Florida... View on Zazzle
Cartoon Yellowtail Damselfish Dive Flag Classic Round Sticker – This is our totally cute Scubadorable Yellowtail Damselfish, also known as the Jewelfish or Sheephead. The design features this cute reed fish in front of a... View on Zazzle