The Threespot Damsel is a small tropical species that occurs in shallow coral reef waters.
Adults are brownish with darker scale margins. They have a large dark spot on the upper caudal peduncle. Juveniles are lighter in colour and have a large, blue-margined black spot on the dorsal fin.
It occurs in shallow waters associated with coral reefs.
The species occurs in the Indo-west Pacific. In Australia it is known from the Northern Territory and Queensland.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
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