Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus

Scientific name Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1825
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Pomacentridae
Genus Plectroglyphidodon
Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus


Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    8 cm
  • Maximum size
    10 cm
  • Pattern

How to recognize Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus ?

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus measures between 8 and 10 cm. This fish is unicolore with a predominantly vert body. The also has bleu ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

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

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is a fish living in small groups naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous .

Although Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is a fish ovipare qui pond sur substrat découvert. This fish protects its eggs from nearby predators.

Harmless species

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

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    25 - 29 °C
  • Depth
    0 - 40 m

Biotope presentation

Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus is most often found at a depth between 0m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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