Scientific Name
Pomacentrus amboinensis  
Pomacentrus amboinensis安邦雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1868 Depth 2 - 40M
Chinese 安邦雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 安汶雀鯛 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、金紺仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ambon I., Moluccas Is., Indonesia 
Synonyms Pomacentrus amboiensis, Pomacentrus dimidiatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bleeker, P. 1868 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059259. ASIZP0060895. ASIZP0073548. ASIZP0806097. ASIZP0916097. NMMBP05539. NMMSTP00415. NTOUP201203-204. NTUM03013. NTUM03014. NTUM03223. NTUM04914.  
Common Name Ambon damsel; Amboina demoiselle 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 14-16; Anal rays II, 14-16; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 17-18; body depth 2.0-2.1 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated; vertral margin of infraorbital series strongly serrated. Both jaws with biserial teeth. Predorsal scales reaching above anterior nostril; no scales on infraorbitals. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body color ranges from a light tan or lavender-yellow to a dark chocolate brown, the scale edges dark; black spot on upper part of pectoral-fin base larger than black spot above opercle; ocellus present in all but the largest adults.
habitats An ubiquitous species found in lagoons, coastal reefs, passages and outer reef slopes. Inhabits sandy areas around coral or rock outcrops or other protective shelter. Usually in small groups. Feeds primarily on algae, but also takes zooplankton. Has been  
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Indonesia to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Scott Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southwestern and southern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.