Scientific Name
Pomacanthus sexstriatus  
Pomacanthus sexstriatus六帶蓋刺魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1831) Depth 3 - 50M
Chinese 六帶蓋刺魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蓋刺魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F394 Pomacanthidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 六帶刺蓋魚 
Max Length 46 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 六帶神仙、神仙(臺東)、六間神仙 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Java 
Synonyms Euxiphipops sexstriatus, Holacanthus sexstriatus, Pomacanthus sextriatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1831 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059991. FRIP21111. FRIP22315. NMMBP00613. NMMBP06556. NMMSTP00436. NTUM01410. NTUM01411. NTUM01439. NTUM07702. NTUM08044.  
Common Name Sixbar angelfish; Sixband angelfish; Six-banded angelfish; Six barred angel; Bluestone kambingan 
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 18-20 soft rays, and posterior corner of dorsal fin rounded posteriorly in adults; anal fin with III spines and 18 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Adults yellowish tan with 5 black bars on the sides; scales with blue spots in the middle; head blackish with a white bar behind the eye, running from below the origin of the dorsal fin to the lower edge of the operculum; the caudal and the posterior portions of the dorsal and anal fins with blue spots. Juveniles blackish with about 15 curved narrow blue and white bars on the sides.
habitats Juveniles prefer sheltered inner reefs while adults occur in areas of rich coral growth and high vertical relief of lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults semi-silty coastal to about 50 m depth, often seen in pairs. 
Distribution Distributed throughout the Indo-Malayan region to the Solomon Islands and east and west coasts of Australia, northward to the Ryukyu Islands. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Marine aquarium fish.