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Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi damselfish; Garibaldi)

Synonyms: Glyphisodon rubicundus; Hypsypops rubicunda
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Wikipedia Abstract

The Garibaldi or Garibaldi damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) is a species of bright orange fish in the damselfish family. Garibaldis occur in the subtropical northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean. The common name is a reference to the Italian military and political figure Giuseppe Garibaldi, whose followers often wore a characteristic scarlet or red shirt. As is the case in all damselfish, male Garibaldis aggressively defend the nest site after the female lays eggs.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Water Biome [1]  Reef

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cabrillo National Monument V 149 California, United States
Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary   California, United States
Channel Islands National Park II 139010 California, United States

Emblem of


Prey / Diet

Acanthancora cyanocrypta (Cobalt sponge)[2]
Anthopleura artemisia (Burrowing green anemone)[2]
Anthopleura sola (Aggregating anemone)[2]
Bugula neritina (Common bugula)[2]
Bugulina californica (Marine bryozoan)[2]
Corynactis californica (strawberry corallimorpharian)[2]
Crisia occidentalis[2]
Diopatra ornata[2]
Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi damselfish)[2]
Leucilla nuttingi (Tubular sponge)[2]
Muricea californica (California golden gorgonian)[2]
Muricea fruticosa (Brown gorgonian)[2]
Pachycerianthus fimbriatus (Tube-dwelling anemone)[2]
Phragmatopoma californica (Sand-builder worm)[2]
Pugettia producta (northern kelp crab)[2]
Sebastes serriceps (Treefish)[2]
Spheciospongia confoederata[2]
Tethya aurantium (golf ball sponge)[2]
Thalamoporella californica[2]
Urticina crassicornis (Northern red anemone)[2]


Hypsypops rubicundus (Garibaldi damselfish)[2]
Paralichthys californicus (Halibut)[2]
Scorpaena guttata (finscaled scoprionfish)[2]
Sebastes serranoides (Rockfish)[2]


Parasitized by 
Opecoelina scorpaenae[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Artis Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Oceanario de Lisboa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science

Range Map

California Current; Eastern Central Pacific: Monterey Bay in California, USA to southern Baja California and Guadalupe Island (off northern central Baja California) in Mexico.; Mexico; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; USA (contiguous states);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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