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    Species: Amblyglyphidodon aureus
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Reference: http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2008/4/breeder
    Class: B
    Synonyms: Abudefduf aureus, Amblygliphidodon aureus, Glyphisodon aureus
    Environment: Reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3 - 45 m (Ref. 7247 ), usually 12 - 45 m (Ref. 9710 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 13.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48636 )
    Distribution: Western Pacific: Andaman Sea (Ref. 7247 ) and Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to Fiji, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Rowely Shoals (eastern Indian Ocean)and New Caledonia. Recently recorded from Tonga (Ref. 53797 ).
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12 - 16; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14 - 15. Overall color is golden yellow with small bluish or purplish spots on the face.
    Biology: Occurs in steep outer reef, occasionally in deep lagoons and along channel walls, usually in current prone habitats and where there are abundant gorgonian and long sea-whip corals on which they lay and guard eggs. Juveniles in small groups often found among large sea fans or black corals. Feeds on zooplankton.
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/speciessummary.php?id=5690
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Amblyglyphidodon aureus
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