Scientific Name
Pomacentrus moluccensis  
Pomacentrus moluccensis摩鹿加雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Bleeker, 1853 Depth 1 - 14M
Chinese 摩鹿加雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 摩鹿加雀鯛 
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、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Ambon and Ternate, Moluccas, Indonesia 
Synonyms Pomacentrus molluccensis, Pomacentrus popei, Pomacentrus sufflavus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Bleeker, P. 1853 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0069994. ASIZP0073518. ASIZP0073519. ASIZP0803311. ASIZP0806067. ASIZP0806068. ASIZP0913311. ASIZP0916067. ASIZP0916068. NMMBP03035. NMMSTP00062. NTUM02902. NTUM03015.  
Barcode,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100%
Common Name Lemon fish damsel; Lemon damsel; Molucca demoiselle; Molucca damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 14-15; Anal rays II, 14-15; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 17-18; body depth 1.8-1.9 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 bright yellow with a very small spot at base of uppermost pectoral rays; ocellus absent in all.
habitats Inhabits clear lagoon and seaward reefs among branching corals at depth of 1 to 14m. Occurs in small aggregations. Feeds mainly on algae and planktonic crustaceans. 
Distribution Distributed in the western Pacific from Indo-Australian Archipelago, Indonesia, Palau, and Yap in Micronesia to Fiji and New Caledonia, north to Taiwan, and Ryukyu Islands. Also known from the Andaman Sea and Rowley Shoals, Western Australia in the easter 
Utility Aquarium fishes.