Scientific Name
Plectroglyphidodon phoenixensis  
Plectroglyphidodon phoenixensis鳳凰固曲齒鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Schultz, 1943) Depth 0 - 8M
Chinese 鳳凰固曲齒鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鳳凰椒雀鯛 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Reef of Enderbury I., Phoenix Is. 
Synonyms Abudefduf albofasciatus, Abudefduf phoenixensis, Plectroglyphidodon phoenixen   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Schultz, L. P. 1943 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055841. ASIZP0057045. ASIZP0059124. BPBMI23176. NMMBP06614. NMMBP06614B.  
Common Name Phoenix islands damsel; Phoenix devil; Phoenix damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 16-17; Anal rays II, 13-14; pectoral rays 20-21; lateral-line scales 21-22; gill raker 3-4+11-12 on first gill arch; body depth 1.9-2.1 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle smooth. Both jaws with uniserial teeth. Body dark brown with three narrow pink bars and a black bar( with pink anterior edge) across caudal peduncle.
habitats Found exclusively in surge zone of seaward reef margins at depth of 0 to 8m. Occurs in or near Acropora or Pocillopora coral patches. It is a solitary territorial herbivore. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from East Africa to Marquesan, Society and Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.