Scientific Name
Pomacentrus pavo  
Pomacentrus pavo青玉雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1787) Depth 1 - 16M
Chinese 青玉雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 孔雀雀鯛 
Max Length 8.5 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality East Indies 
Synonyms Chaetodon pavo, Holocentrus diacanthus, Pomacentrus caudovittatus, Pomacentrus furcatus, Pomacentrus hainanensis, Pomacentrus notatus, Pomacentrus pavoninus, Pomacentrus polynema, Pomacentrus suvarovensis   
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 ASIZP0059361. NMMBP00388. NTUM03099.  
Common Name Sapphire demoiselle; Sapphire damsel; Blue damsel 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 12-14; Anal rays II, 12-14; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.4-2.6 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated; vertral margin of infraorbital 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 pale blue-green to light blue, larger individuals often with ornate streaks, spots, and lines. With a black spot on upper edge of opercle near orgin of lateral line.
habitats Inhabits sandy areas of lagoon reefs at depth of 1 to 16m, around isolated patch reefs, coral heads, or rubble. Usually in groups. Commonly found around jetty structures. Feeds on zooplankton and filamentous algae. 
Distribution Distributed in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Lord Howe Island. It is found in southern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility Popular aquarium fishes.