Scientific Name
Pomacanthus imperator  
Pomacanthus imperator條紋蓋刺魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1787) Depth 3 - 70M
Chinese 條紋蓋刺魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 主刺蓋魚 
Max Length 40 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 皇后神仙(成魚)、大花臉(幼魚)、皇后(臺東)、店窗(澎湖)、變身苦(澎湖)、崁鼠(澎湖) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Japan 
Synonyms Acanthochaetodon imperator, Acanthochaetodon nicobariensis, Chaetodon imperator, Chaetodon nicobariensis, Holacanthus imperator, Holacanthus nicobariensis, Pomacanthodes imperator, Pomacanthus nicobariensis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) 
Specimen List ASIZP0054119. ASIZP0057334. ASIZP0057336. ASIZP0058131. ASIZP0059100. ASIZP0066548. ASIZP0801419. ASIZP0805888. ASIZP0911419. ASIZP0915888. FRIP00886. FRIP20345. FRIP22186. NMMBP04548. NMMBP06305. NMMBP06405. NMMSTP00773. NTOU-AE6044. NTOU-AE6045. NTOUP201207-621. NTUM00099Holotype. NTUM00405. NTUM00407. NTUM00408. NTUM00410. NTUM00413. NTUM00416. NTUM00418. NTUM00671. NTUM00672. NTUM01423. NTUM04731. NTUM04745. NTUM04746. NTUM04749. NTUM04795. NTUM06738. ...List all 39 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Angel fish; Emperor; Emperor angelfish; Imperial 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 19-21 soft rays, and posterior corner of dorsal fin pointed and elongated posteriorly in adults; anal fin with III spines and 20 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Juveniles are bluish black with concentric white circles. Adults blue with close-set horizontal yellow stripes on the sides and the adjoining dorsal and anal fins. Snout and cheek bluish white; eye enclosed in a black vertical bar with blue edge; pectoral fin base area also black.
habitats Juveniles are encountered under ledges, or in holes of outer lagoon patch reefs or semi-protected areas of exposed channels and outer reef flats. Subadults move to reef front holes and surge channels. Large adults inhabit ledges and caves in areas of rich 
Distribution Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from. It is mainly found in eastern and southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.