Scientific Name
Genicanthus lamarck  
Genicanthus lamarck頰刺魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 頰刺魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 月蝶魚 
Max Length 23 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 拉馬克神仙 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Genicanthus lamarcki, Genicanthus lamark, Holacanthus lamarck   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Suzuki, K. etc. 1979 
Specimen List ASIZP0057332. ASIZP0065230. ASIZP0801175. ASIZP0911175. NTUM03630. NTUM04775.  
Barcode2016-02-03,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100% 2015-12-28,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Blackstriped angelfish; Lamark's angelfish; Lamarck's angelfish; Freckletail lyretail angelfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body moderately elongate, 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. Scale on middle of body with focus on exposed portion. Dorsal fin with XI spines and 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 21 soft rays; caudal fin lunate. Overall white with 3 black stripes on side; dorsal fin with broad submarginal black band; caudal fin with black dots, female with broad black band on the dorsal and ventral edges; pelvic fins white in female, black in male; a few irregular bands radiate from the eye in male.
habitats Inhabit shallow reef crests and deep reefs adjacent to steep slopes at depths of 10 to 50 m. Form aggregations to feed in midwater well above the bottom; harems of 3-7 individuals. Feeds on plankton. 
Distribution Distributed throughout the Indo-Malayan region eastward to Vanuatu, northward to southern Japan, southward to the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in, southeastern Taiwan.