coral demoiselle

Scientific name Neopomacentrus nemurus
Descriptor Bleeker
Year of description 1857
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Neopomacentrus
Neopomacentrus nemurus Neopomacentrus nemurus


Neopomacentrus nemurus, commonly known as coral demoiselle, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm
  • Average size
    5 cm
  • Maximum size
    8 cm

How to recognize the coral demoiselle ?

The coral demoiselle measures between 5 and 8 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and bleu body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The coral demoiselle is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

Although the coral demoiselle is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

The coral demoiselle is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    1 - 10 m

Biotope presentation

The coral demoiselle is most often found at a depth between 1m and 10m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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