Scientific Name
Pomacentrus chrysurus  
Pomacentrus chrysurus白尾雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1830 Depth 0 - 3M
Chinese 白尾雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 金尾雀鯛 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality South Seas 
Synonyms Glyphidodon luteocaudatus, Pomacentrus flavicauda, Pomacentrus hogoleuensis, Pomacentrus luteocaudatus, Pomacentrus rhodonotatus, Pomacentrus rhodonotus   
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 ASIZP0059096. ASIZP0062119. ASIZP0062120. ASIZP0066636. ASIZP0070019. ASIZP0073135. ASIZP0801862. ASIZP0803335. ASIZP0911862. ASIZP0913335. NMMBP06615. NMMBP06615B. NMNSF01269. NTOUP200611-788. NTUM04922. USNM00215165.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Whitetail damsel; White-tail damsel; Whitetailed damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 14-16; Anal rays II, 15-16; pectoral rays 18; lateral-line scales 18-19; body depth 1.9-2.2 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated; vertral margin of infraorbital 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. Variable in color, juveniles bright orange over the back they may persist in some individuals in adults. Tail in adults white, a feature less prominent in young.
habitats Inhabits sandy areas of lagoons and inshore reefs around rock or coral outcrops. Feeds primarily on algae. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Christmas Island in the eastern Indian Ocean to the Solomon Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; Palau in Micronesia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.