Scientific Name
Stegastes nigricans  
Stegastes nigricans黑高身雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Lacepède, 1802) Depth 0 - 12M
Chinese 黑高身雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黑眶鋸雀鯛 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、黑婆(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality probably Mauritius 
Synonyms Abudefduf tamaii, Abudefduf tsamaii, Eupomacentrus nigricans, Holocentrus nigricans, Parapomacentrus nigricans, Pomacentrus lividus, Pomacentrus nigricans, Pomacentrus scolopseus, Pomacentrus scolopsis, Pomacentrus subniger, Pomacentrus taeniops, Segastes nigricans   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Lacepede, B. G. E. 1802 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057075. ASIZP0059160. ASIZP0059178. ASIZP0059195. ASIZP0059548. ASIZP0069578. ASIZP0069905. ASIZP0069911. ASIZP0071930. ASIZP0073149. ASIZP0073557. ASIZP0073569. ASIZP0700301. ASIZP0803309. ASIZP0803310. ASIZP0806106. ASIZP0806118. ASIZP0913309. ASIZP0913310. ASIZP0916106. ASIZP0916118. NMMBP00401. NMMBP00410. NMMBP00429. NMMSTP00003. NTOUP201203-030. NTUM02122.  
Barcode2012-10-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100%
Common Name Dusky gregory; Dusky farmerfish; Black damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 14-17; Anal rays II, 12-14; pectoral rays 18-20; lateral-line scales 18-20; body depth 1.9-2.0 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. Adults generally brown; dorsal part of head and nape darker, grading to tan on lower part of head and breast; scales with darker brown margins; lips whitish; suborbital mostly blue; preopercle and opercle scales with blue centers; a well-defined dark brown or blackish spot at base of posteriormost dorsal rays.
habitats Inhabits reef flats and lagoon reefs. Frequently occurs in colonies associated with live or dead branching staghorn coral. Feeds on algae, gastropods, sponges, and copepods. Territorial, maintains and 'weeds' filamentous algae patches growing on dead cora 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Line, Marquesan, and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga; throughout Micronesia. Excluding the Hawaiian Islands. It is found in southe 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.