Scientific Name
Dischistodus prosopotaenia  
Dischistodus prosopotaenia黑背盤雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1852) Depth 1 - 12M
Chinese 黑背盤雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑背盤雀鯛 
Max Length 17 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Singapore 
Synonyms Dischistodus cartieri, Pomacentrus interorbitalis, Pomacentrus prosopotaenia   
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 ASIZP0055792. ASIZP0058092. ASIZP0059059. ASIZP0072436. ASIZP0072445. ASIZP0072473. ASIZP0074044. ASIZP0805122. ASIZP0805131. ASIZP0805159. ASIZP0915126. ASIZP0915135. ASIZP0915163. NTOUP201203-163. NTOUP201203-190.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Honey-head damsel; Masked demoiselle 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 14-15; Anal rays II, 13-14; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.1-2.2 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. Both jaws with biserial teeth. Predorsal scales reaching above anterior part of orbit. Adults golden brown anterior and white posterior except for a diffuse brown saddle or bar below soft part of dorsal fin; axil of pectoral fin black; light blue dots and vertical lines on scales; juveniles an ocellus over the center of the dorsal fin base.
habitats Inhabits lagoons and coastal reefs, usually in silty areas. 
Distribution Widely distributed in theIndo-West Pacific from Nicobar Islands to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northwest Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.