Scientific Name
Dascyllus melanurus  
Dascyllus melanurus黑尾圓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1854 Depth 1 - 68M
Chinese 黑尾圓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黑尾宅泥魚 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、四間雀 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Banda Neira, Banda I.; Sumbawa I.; Priaman, Ulakan, w. Sumatra, Indonesia 
Synonyms Pomacentrus onyx   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bleeker, P. 1854 Ida, H. etc. 1977 Yasuda, F. etc. 1977 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055854. ASIZP0057342. ASIZP0059264. ASIZP0071560. NMMBP02577. NMMSTP00081.  
Common Name Blacktail humbug; Black-tail dascyllus; Black tail humbug; Black-tailed dascyllus; Black-tailed footballer; Fourstripe damselfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 12-13; Anal rays II, 12-13; pectoral rays 18-19; lateral-line scales 15-17; body depth 1.5-1.7 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays spinous. Margin of infraorbital series serrated. Color in life white with 3 black bars; a black area over the outer two-thirds of the tail.
habitats Schooling species, inhabits sheltered lagoons, harbors and inlets. Also in somewhat open substrates with outcrops of Acropora corals. Often associated with small coral heads. Feeds on a variety of plankton, including larval shrimps and crabs, algae, ostra 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific, including Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Australia, New Britain, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Palau, Yap, Ponape and north to southern Japan. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; Lyudao and Lanyu,