Scientific Name
Stegastes apicalis  
Stegastes apicalis尖斑高身雀鯛
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (De Vis, 1885) Depth 1 - 5M
Chinese 尖斑高身雀鯛 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 雀鯛科 Economic Fish No 
Family F411 Pomacentridae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 尖斑眶鋸雀鯛 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 厚殼仔、黑厚殼仔、黑咬者婆 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia 
Synonyms Pomacentrus apicalis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  De Vis, C. W. 1885 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058098. ASIZP0059097. ASIZP0061390. ASIZP0067280. ASIZP0802361. ASIZP0912361. FRIP01329. NMMBP00454. NMMBP05859. NMMBP06069. NMMSTP00046. NTMP0895. NTUM03373. NTUM03374. NTUM03375. NTUM03376. NTUM03377. NTUM03378. NTUM03379. NTUM03380. NTUM03381. NTUM04776. NTUM04778. NTUM04779. NTUM04780. NTUM04781. NTUM04782. NTUM04783. NTUM04784. NTUM04791. NTUM04901. NTUM04902.  
Common Name Australian gregory 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XIII, 15-17; Anal rays II, 13; pectoral rays 19-21; lateral-line scales 19-21; body depth 1.8-2.2 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 generally dark brown with yellow or reddish suffusion on antero-dorsal part of head and body; scales blackish streaks near margin, giving an overall appearance of narrow transverse bands; a few small blue spots scattered on head, breast and posteriorly on the sides. Spinous dorsal fin reddish brown with orange submarginal band while outer edge of soft rays orange; a black spot on distal part of membrane between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spine; tip of upper caudal lobe orange; anterior edge of pelvic and anal fins blue.
habitats Found around dead coral outcrops, also in rubble areas in lagoons and on the outer edge of reefs. 
Distribution Known only from the east coast of Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and New South Wales. More recently reported from Taiwan and Ouvéa Atoll, Loyalty Islands. It is commonly found in southern and northern Taiwanese waters; and Lyudao, southe 
Utility No commercial value.