Scientific Name
Stegastes aureus  
Stegastes aureus黃高身雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Fowler, 1927) Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 黃高身雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 金色眶鋸雀鯛 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Howland Is. 
Synonyms Parapomacentrus aureus, Pomacentrus aureus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Fowler, H. W. 1927 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List NTUM04786. NTUM04799. NTUM04916.  
Common Name Golden gregory 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 15-16; Anal rays II, 12; pectoral rays 19-20; lateral-line scales 19-20; body depth 1.9-2.3 times in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated, subopercle smooth. Both jaws with uniserial teeth. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body color yellow, upper part of head and the antero-dorsal region of body brownish yellow; a pale blue band right below eye connected with a band of same color running along side of snout. Pectoral, caudal and rear edge of dorsal and anal fins sometimes translucent with suffusion of yellow; base of uppermost pectoral ray with a small black spot; dorsal edge of the caudal peduncle, with a black saddle, about size of the eye or smaller.
habitats Inhabits inshore and off shore coral reefsat depth of 1 to 5m. 
Distribution Distributed in the Pacific Ocean including New Caledonia and the Gilbert, Line, Phoenix, Samoa, Tuamoto, Marquesan island groups and Taiwan. It is found in northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility No commercial value.