Scientific Name
Centropyge nox  
Centropyge nox黑刺尻魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1853) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 黑刺尻魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黑刺尻魚 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黑新娘 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ambon 
Synonyms Holacanthus nox   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Midnight 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- XV spines and 16-17 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16-17 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Dark brown to black; pale mark just behind upper part of opercle; caudal fin with a narrow white margin. Uniformly black at all stages, sometimes a yellowish make on the pectoral fin base, but has a rare xanthic form in which most of the body is dark yellow.
habitats Common in coral-rich areas of outer reef slopes, ledges, and caves at depths of 10 to 40 m., occasionally sighted in lagoons and passages. Prefers habitats with rich mixed invertebrate growth. Usually seen singly or in pairs. It thrives well in an algae-g 
Distribution Distributed from the Ryukyu Islands to Indonesia, the Solomon Islands, the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Palau and Kapingamarangi in Micronesia. It is very rare and only found in Lanyu,southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.