Scientific Name
Neoglyphidodon melas  
Neoglyphidodon melas黑新刻齒雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1830) Depth 1 - 12M
Chinese 黑新刻齒雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑新箭齒雀鯛 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、藍鰭雀 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Abudefduf melanopus, Abudefduf melas, Abudefduf rhomaleus, Abudefduf xanthonotus, Glyphisodon ater, Glyphisodon melanopus, Glyphisodon melas, Glyphisodon xanthonotus, Paraglyphidodon melanopus, Paraglyphidodon melas   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Cuvier, G. etc. 1830 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057345. ASIZP0059145. ASIZP0059321. ASIZP0060070. BPBMI19565. FRIP21772. NMMBP00946. NMMBP03217. NMMBP05827. NMMBP05831. NMNSF01257. NMNSF01313. NTUM02800. NTUM02859. NTUM02864. NTUM02865. NTUM02871. NTUM03068. NTUM03069. NTUM03226. USNM00095873.  
Common Name Royal damsel; Royal damsel black damsel; Zulu damsel; Bluefin damselfish; Black damsel; Bowtie damselfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 14-16; Anal rays II, 13-15; pectoral rays 18-19; lateral-line scales 16-17; Gill rakers 19-22 onfirst gill arch; body depth 1.7-2.0 in standard length. Body deep. Posterior margin of preopercle and suborbital smooth. Suborbital scaled. Jaws with biserial teeth. Juveniles white to light grey with yellow on upper part of head and body, dorsal fin, and upper and lower margins of caudal fin; adults uniformly black.
habitats Occurs in coral-rich areas of lagoon and seaward reefs and usually associated with soft corals on which it feeds. Occurs singly or in pairs. Juveniles are encountered in around staghorn Acropora corals. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Indo-Malayan Archipelago, Philippines, Taiwan, Ryukyu Islands, Palau, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and northern Australia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters, a 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.