Scientific Name
Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus  
Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus黃頭荷包魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1854) Depth 10 - 20M
Chinese 黃頭荷包魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黃頭荷包魚 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黃面神仙、店窗(澎湖)、變身苦(澎湖)、酸監仔(澎湖) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Batavia 
Synonyms Holacanthus chrysocephalus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Bleeker, P. 1854 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0070345. ASIZP0073514. ASIZP0806063. ASIZP0916063. FRIP00212. NTUM02696.  
Barcode2016-02-02,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Orangeface angelfish; Orange-faced angelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body oval, deep, 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. Scale on middle of body with focus before or just on anterior margin of exposed portion. Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 17-18 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17-18 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Yellowish brown on anterior of body, becoming dark brown on posterier of body; irregular longitudinal blue stripes on body or restricted to anterior part of body, a blue-edged black spot on the base of pectoral fin. Dorsal, anal and pelvic fins dark brown, has a single blue sub-marginal line in the dorsal fin and two in the anal fin, the outer margin is pale blue; pectoral and caudal fins yellow.
habitats A rare species that inhabits deep rocky reefs. Feeds on sponges and tunicates. 
Distribution Distributed from the Indo-Malayan region northward to southern Japan. It is found in southeastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.