Fish ID: White-ear Damsel

Damsel white ear damsel juvenile parma microlepis syd
Family Damselfish (POMACENTRIDAE)
species Parma microlepis
size To 12cm
locality Sheltered coastal reefs
behaviour Solitary or in small groups close to shelter
range Victorian and NSW coastal waters

Adults are dark green-brown with a white mark behind the ear; juveniles are more orange with bright blue lines and blue ocellated spot at rear of back.