Scientific Name
Apolemichthys trimaculatus  
Apolemichthys trimaculatus三點阿波魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1831) Depth 3 - 40M
Chinese 三點阿波魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 三點阿波魚(三斑刺蝶魚) 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 三點神仙、店窗(澎湖)、藍嘴新娘 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Moluccas 
Synonyms Holacanthus trimaculatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054126. ASIZP0055135. ASIZP0055373. ASIZP0058130. ASIZP0059315. ASIZP0059543. ASIZP0060294. ASIZP0069924. ASIZP0070344. ASIZP0070443. ASIZP0804081. ASIZP0805886. ASIZP0806549. ASIZP0914081. ASIZP0915886. ASIZP0916549. FRIP00529. FRIP20195. FRIP21074. NMMBP02578. NMMBP04301. NMMBP04342. NMMBP04471. NMMSTP00948. NTMP0087. NTMP0511. NTUM00620. NTUM00621. NTUM00701. NTUM01422. NTUM02434. NTUM02435. NTUM02436. NTUM02437. NTUM02438. NTUM02440. NTUM06207. ...List all 39 records... 
Barcode2012-01-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Three-spot angelfish; Threespot angelfish; Three spot angel; Three spot angelfish; Flagfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body short and deep, and strongly compressed. Preorbital bone convex and without strong spines. 1 prominent spines at angle of preopercle. Ventral edge of interopercle smooth. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, terminal, protractile, gape not extending to anterior rim or orbit. Dorsal fin with XIV spines and 17 or 18 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17-18 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall bright yellow with a broad black band on the edge of the anal fin and a broad white zone above it; a black spot is on the forehead and a ocellated dark spot just behind the head; the lips are blue. Juveniles have a false eye-spot at the base of the soft dorsal fin and a thin black line over the head, running through the eye.
habitats Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 10 to 35 m; found near coral. Feeds mainly on sponges and tunicates. Juveniles secretive and occur below 25 m. Adults in small but loose groups at moderate depths. 
Distribution Widely distributed in tropical western Pacific from East Africa south to 28°S and east to Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. It is a common species in Taiwan except northern part. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.