Scientific Name
Cheiloprion labiatus  
Cheiloprion labiatus厚唇雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Day, 1877) Depth 1 - 3M
Chinese 厚唇雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鋸唇魚 
Max Length 6 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Andaman and Nicobar Is., Bay of Bengal 
Synonyms Pomacentrus labiatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055846. ASIZP0057054. ASIZP0072305. NTMP0515.  
Common Name Big-lip damsel; Minstrel fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 13-14; Anal rays II, 13-14; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 16-18; body depth 1.7-1.9 in standard length. The white and curled back lips are distinctive, particularly in large individuals. Juveniles are dull orange while adults are dark brown.
habitats Found usually among beds of branching corals in shallow lagoon reefs, singly or in small groups. Feeds primarily on the polyps of Acropora corals. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Sri Lanka to the Solomon Islands, north to the Philippines, south to Vanuatu and northern Australia; Palau (Belau) in Micronesia. It is very rare and only found in Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.