Scientific Name
Chaetodontoplus personifer  
Chaetodontoplus personifer罩面荷包魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (McCulloch, 1914) Depth 3 - 30M
Chinese 罩面荷包魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 澳洲荷包魚 
Max Length 35 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 黑面神仙 
Distribution in World Taiwan to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Shark Bay, W. Australia 
Synonyms Holacanthus personifer   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  McCulloch, A. 1914 
Specimen List NTUM01408. NTUM01409.  
Common Name Spottedface angelfish; Yellowface angelfish; Yellowtail angelfish; Blueface 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 20 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 19 soft rays; caudal fin rounded to slightly emarginate. Body black; forehead, chest, pelvic fins, and caudal fins yellow; side of the head blue with numerous yellow spots; posterior part of dorsal and anal fins with whitish blue margin; caudal fin with narrow submarginal black band along its posterior edge; pectoral fins black with yellowish distally.
habitats Inhabits soft or rubble bottoms and open flat bottom areas with rock, coral, sponge, and seawhip outcrops. 
Distribution Known only found from northwest Australia to Taiwan. It is very rare and only found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.