Scientific Name
Pristotis obtusirostris  
Pristotis obtusirostris鈍吻鋸齒雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Günther, 1862) Depth 2 - 80M
Chinese 鈍吻鋸齒雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鈍吻鋸雀鯛 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、青紺仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、PonFu、LanI Is. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality No locality 
Synonyms Chromis virescens, Daya jerdoni, Daya jerdoni fusca, Pomacentrus dolii, Pomacentrus jerdoni, Pomacentrus obtusirostris, Pristotis jerdoni, Pristotis judithae   
Reference Randall et al. (1997);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Kawashima, N. etc. 1982 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057501. ASIZP0058096. ASIZP0062015. ASIZP0063665. CAS34226. NMMBP00393. NMMBP05145. NMMBP05294. NMMSTP00806. NTUM06210.  
Common Name Gulf damsel; Gulf damselfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 12-13; Anal rays II, 12-14; pectoral rays 17-18; lateral-line scales 19-20; body depth 2.5-2.8 times in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle and subopercle serrated. Both jaws with uniserial teeth. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body pale grey to bluish with a small black spot at base of upper pectoral rays.
habitats Found mainly along continental margins rather than truly oceanic areas. Inhabits flat sandy or rubble bottoms around patch reefs of lagoons and trawling grounds. A somewhat unusual damselfish in behavior. Adults often seen in small groups out in the open  
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and Persian Gulf to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Indonesia, New Guinea, and northern Australia. It is found in southern, southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility Aquarium fishes.