Scientific Name
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi  
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi杜寶荷包魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1867) Depth 5 - 30M
Chinese 杜寶荷包魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 眼帶荷包魚 
Max Length 28 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 眼帶神仙 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nw. coast of Australia 
Synonyms Holacanthus duboulayi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Günther, A. 1867 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0069920. ASIZP0804084. ASIZP0914084. NTUM00658. NTUM02403. NTUM02405. NTUM02406.  
Common Name Scribbled 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 XI spines and 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 21 soft rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Overall black to dark brown with numerous narrow horizontal blue lines (males) or yellow speckling (females) on sides; a broad bluish bar through eye with a white bar immediately behind; dorsal and anal fins with narrrow brilliant blue stripes and blue margin.
habitats Inhabits coastal and inner reef areas with rubble, soft bottoms, or open flat bottom areas with rock, coral, sponge, and seawhip outcrops. May be found in small groups at depths of 5 to 20 m. Feeds on sponges and tunicates. Forms pairs or small groups. 
Distribution Distributed from northern Australia and parts of Indonesia southward to Lord Howe Island, also reported from Taiwan. It is very rare and only found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.