Scientific Name
Centropyge bispinosa  
Centropyge bispinosa雙棘刺尻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1860) Depth 10 - 50M
Chinese 雙棘刺尻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雙棘刺尻魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 藍閃電、琉璃神仙魚、珊瑚美人 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Centropyge bispinosus, Centropyge hispinosus, Holacanthus bispinosus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054145. ASIZP0058090. ASIZP0058581. ASIZP0059099. ASIZP0059127. BPBMI23451. NMMBP02532. NMMBP05434. NMMSTP00999. NTMP0509. NTUM00629. NTUM00630. NTUM00631. NTUM00632. NTUM00633. NTUM00634. NTUM00635. NTUM00636. NTUM00681. NTUM00686. NTUM00731. NTUM08071. NTUM08077.  
Common Name Two-spined angelfish; Twospined angelfish; Coral beauty; Coral beauty angel; Dusky angelfish 
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 serrated. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, terminal, protractile, gape not extending to anterior rim or orbit. Dorsal fin with XIV spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Color in life variable; predominantly light orange with the barring broken into a series of spots and extending to ventral side of body; others almost entirely purple; caudal fin dark blue. Often very pale in deep water and bright orange form in the Pacific.
habitats Secretive species found in lagoon and seaward reef slopes in areas with rich coral growth at depths of 10 to 50 m. Found singly or in aggregations; forms harems of 3-7 individuals. Feeds on algae. 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Izus, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia; excluding the Red Sea, Hawaii, and southern Pacific Ocean. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese water 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.