Scientific Name
Pomacentrus vaiuli  
Pomacentrus vaiuli王子雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & Seale, 1906 Depth 1 - 45M
Chinese 王子雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 王子雀鯛 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Samoa 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1906 Kawashima, N. etc. 1982 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059068. ASIZP0059219. ASIZP0059226. ASIZP0059247. ASIZP0069890. ASIZP0069909. ASIZP0072188. ASIZP0803347. ASIZP0803363. ASIZP0803364. ASIZP0913347. ASIZP0913363. ASIZP0913364. NMMSTP00029. NTOUP200712-117. NTUM06272. RUSI35028.  
Common Name Princess damselfish; Ocellate damselfish; Princess damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 15-16; Anal rays II, 15-16; pectoral rays 17-18; lateral-line scales 17-18; body depth 1.9-2.1 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 light tan to deep blue or dark brownish purple, orange on upper part of head, back and dorsal fin; blue lines on orange part of head and longitudinal rows of blue spots on body; ocellus present at rear of dorsal fin.
habitats Found in mixed coral and rubble areas of lagoon and seaward reefs from the lower surge zone to a depth of 40 m. Solitary. Feeds on filamentous algae and small invertebrates. 
Distribution Distributed in the Pacific Ocean from southern Japan to Australia (North-West Shelf and the Great Barrier Reef) and Kiribati. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.