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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Pristotis  
  Pristotis obtusirostris  (Günther, 1862) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chromis virescensDaya jerdoniDaya jerdoni fuscaPomacentrus doliiPomacentrus jerdoniPomacentrus obtusirostrisPristotis jerdoniPristotis judithaedetails
Citation: Randall et al. (1997);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 12-13; Anal rays II, 12-14; pectoral rays 17-18; lateral-line scales 19-20; body depth 2.5-2.8 times in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle and subopercle serrated. Both jaws with uniserial teeth. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body pale grey to bluish with a small black spot at base of upper pectoral rays. 
Habitat: Found mainly along continental margins rather than truly oceanic areas. Inhabits flat sandy or rubble bottoms around patch reefs of lagoons and trawling grounds. A somewhat unusual damselfish in behavior. Adults often seen in small groups out in the open  
Distribution: Distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Red Sea and Persian Gulf to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, Indonesia, New Guinea, and northern Australia. It is found in southern, southwestern and northeastern Taiwanese waters, and Penghu Islands. 
Utility: Aquarium fishes. 
Name Code: 382397
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