Scientific Name
Dascyllus aruanus  
Dascyllus aruanus三帶圓雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 20M
Chinese 三帶圓雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 宅泥魚 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 三間雀、厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Habitat in Indiis [Aru Is.] 
Synonyms Abudefduf caroli, Chaetodon arcuanus, Chaetodon aruanus, Dascyllus arnanus, Dascyllus blochii, Pomacentrus devisi, Pomacentrus emamo, Pomacentrus trifasciatus, Tetradrachmum arcuatum, Tetradrachmum aruanum   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0069988. ASIZP0071561. ASIZP0072069. ASIZP0072071. ASIZP0072075. ASIZP0073118. ASIZP0073565. ASIZP0073584. ASIZP0073585. ASIZP0074343. ASIZP0803333. ASIZP0806114. ASIZP0806133. ASIZP0806134. ASIZP0913333. ASIZP0916114. ASIZP0916133. ASIZP0916134. NMMSTP00158. NTUM02801. NTUM02816. NTUM02817. NTUM02818.  
Barcode2012-10-15,柯慧玲,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100% ,,CO1,100%
Common Name Whitetail dascyllus; White tailed damselfish; Three-stripe damsel; White-tailed damselfish; Zebra humbug; White-tailed footballer; Threestripe damselfish; White tailed damsel; Banded humbug; Black and white damselfish; Humbug dascyllus; Humbug damselfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII, 11-13; Anal rays II, 11-13; pectoral rays 17-19; lateral-line scales 15-19; body depth 1.5-1.7 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays spinous. Margin of infraorbital series serrated. White with three longitudinal dark band on body and head connected on dorsal fin. Caudal fin pale.
habitats Territorial, inhabits shallow lagoon and subtidal reef flats. Forms large aggregations above staghorn Acropora thickets or in smaller groups above isolated coral heads. Feeds on zooplankton, benthic invertebrates, and algae. Males invite females to spawn  
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa to the Line, Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to Sydney, Australia. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Used in behavioral study. Popular aquarium fishes. Has been reared in captivity.