Hawaiian endemic version of the more widespread Dascyllus trimaculatus. Juveniles live in Pocillopora coral heads have distinct white patches on head and sides. These white markings fade and merge with the black during growth, so the larger adults are neither black or white.
Max Size: 14 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.4-27.3°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Widespread (67% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (4 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.