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Genus: Dascyllus, Humbug Damselfish, Humbug Damselfishes

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body deep oval, convex profiles
snout short, blunt
C base + spiny, projecting rays



Body a deep oval, compressed; upper and lower head profiles convex; snout very short, blunt; bone under eye and preoperculum finely serrated; head scaled except for front of snout; bone under eye scaled; teeth conical; dorsal fin XII; upper and lower edges of tail fin base with 2-3 projecting spiny rays; scales large, </= 20 on lateral line.

An Indo-central Pacific genus with 10 species; two Indo-Pacific species introduced to the Greater Caribbean.