Scientific Name
Centropyge heraldi  
Centropyge heraldi海氏刺尻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Woods & Schultz, 1953 Depth 10 - 45M
Chinese 海氏刺尻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 海氏刺尻魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黃新娘 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Bikini Atoll 
Synonyms Pomacanthus heraldi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Schultz, L.P. etc. 1953 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054153. ASIZP0055140. ASIZP0058089. ASIZP0058919. ASIZP0062221. ASIZP0071215. NMMBP00879. NMMBP02555. NMMBP05435. NMMSTP00032. NTMP0506. NTUM00624. NTUM00625. NTUM00693. NTUM00694. NTUM00702. NTUM02407. NTUM02408. NTUM02409. NTUM02410. NTUM02423. NTUM02424. NTUM02425. NTUM02428. NTUM02431. NTUM04752. NTUM04759. NTUM08006.  
Common Name Yellow angelfish; Herald's angelfish; Golden 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 XV spines and 15 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall color is bright yellow to bright yellow orange with a dusky olive patch with yellow spots behind the eye.
habitats Inhabits steep outer reef slopes at depths of 10 to 45 m, occasionally on lagoon reefs. Herbivorous. Feeds on algae. Forms harems of 2-4 individuals. 
Distribution Taiwan to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.