- any of several chiefly tropical, brilliantly colored, marine fishes of the family Pomacentridae, living among coral reefs.
Origin of damselfish
Also called demoiselle.
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- any small tropical percoid fish of the family Pomacentridae, having a brightly coloured deep compressed bodySee also anemone fish
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