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Family Pomacentridae

TROPICAL WESTERN ATLANTIC

Stegastes planifrons

Juvenile, French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

THREESPOT DAMSELFISH

Common in shallow habitats where it cultivates a patch or filamentous algae.  An active territorial species, adults are gray with a dark spot on the pectoral fin base and caudal peduncle, and a yellow mark above the eye.  Attains 5 inches.  Bermuda & Florida to Venezuela & the Gulf of Mexico.