Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Dischistodus  
  Dischistodus prosopotaenia  (Bleeker, 1852) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Dischistodus cartieriPomacentrus interorbitalisPomacentrus prosopotaenia  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 14-15; Anal rays II, 13-14; pectoral rays 16-18; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.1-2.2 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated. Both jaws with biserial teeth. Predorsal scales reaching above anterior part of orbit. Adults golden brown anterior and white posterior except for a diffuse brown saddle or bar below soft part of dorsal fin; axil of pectoral fin black; light blue dots and vertical lines on scales; juveniles an ocellus over the center of the dorsal fin base. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoons and coastal reefs, usually in silty areas. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in theIndo-West Pacific from Nicobar Islands to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to northwest Australia and the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in southwestern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382366
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