Scientific Name
Centropyge fisheri  
Centropyge fisheri費氏刺尻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Snyder, 1904) Depth 10 - 60M
Chinese 費氏刺尻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 條尾刺尻魚 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 白尾新娘 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality China sea 
Synonyms Centropyge caudoxanthorus, Centropyge flavicauda, Holacanthus fisheri   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Tominaga, Y. etc. 1973 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NMMSTP00031. NTUM00098Holotype. NTUM00695.  
Common Name Whitetail angelfish; White-tail 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 17 soft rays; caudal fin slightly rounded. Color is variable, ranging from brown with golden brown head with a black blotch just behind the head to dark brown or almost black; caudal fin is white or yellowish; anal fin with bluish white band on the edge. Juvenile black to bright blue with pale tail.
habitats Inhabits coral bottoms of channels and over reef slopes at depths of 10 to 60 m. Herbivorous. Often in small loose groups on inner reefs in low patches of brittle corals and coralline algae mix that is shared by damselfishes and small wrasses.  
Distribution East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales, Australia. Replaced by Centropyge fisheri in the Hawaiian Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.