Scientific Name
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon  
Hemiglyphidodon plagiometopon密鰓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1852) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 密鰓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 密鰓魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Singapore 
Synonyms Abudefduf melanopselion, Glyphisodon batjanensis, Glyphisodon plagiometopon, Hemiglyphidodon plagiometapon, Hemiglyphidon plagiometopon   
Reference Fishbase(2005)  Lassuy, D.R. 1980 
Specimen List ASIZP0057403. ASIZP0058082. ASIZP0072444. ASIZP0072466. ASIZP0805130. ASIZP0805152. ASIZP0915134. ASIZP0915156. NMMSTP00748.  
Barcode2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-07-20,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Purple-spotted demoiselle; Lagoon damsel; Lagoon damselfish; Giant farmer fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 13-15; Anal rays II, 13-15; pectoral rays 16-17; lateral-line scales 14-17; Gill rakers 44-48 on lower limb of first gill arch;Body depth 1.8-2.0 in standard length. Body dark brown, the median fins and base of pectoral fins generally darker; juveniles yellow-orange postero-ventrally and brown antero-dorsally with numerous blue line and spots on the face and on the back.
habitats Occurs in protected lagoon and coastal reefs around branching corals, usually with lots of algae on coral bases on the substrate. Feeds on algae. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific including Thailand (Phuket), China, Philippines, Indonesia, New Guinea, Timor Sea (Ashmore Reef), Western Australia, Great Barrier Reef, New Britain and Solomon Islands. It is very rare and only found in sourthern Taiwan 
Utility No commercial value.