Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Genicanthus  
  Genicanthus lamarck  (Lacepède, 1802) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Genicanthus lamarckiGenicanthus lamarkHolacanthus lamarck  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body moderately elongate, and strongly compressed. Preorbital bone convex and without strong spines. 1 prominent spines at angle of preopercle. Ventral edge of interopercle serrated. Eye moderately small. Mouth small, terminal, protractile, gape not extending to anterior rim or orbit. Scale on middle of body with focus on exposed portion. Dorsal fin with XI spines and 22 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 21 soft rays; caudal fin lunate. Overall white with 3 black stripes on side; dorsal fin with broad submarginal black band; caudal fin with black dots, female with broad black band on the dorsal and ventral edges; pelvic fins white in female, black in male; a few irregular bands radiate from the eye in male. 
Habitat: Inhabit shallow reef crests and deep reefs adjacent to steep slopes at depths of 10 to 50 m. Form aggregations to feed in midwater well above the bottom; harems of 3-7 individuals. Feeds on plankton. 
Distribution: Distributed throughout the Indo-Malayan region eastward to Vanuatu, northward to southern Japan, southward to the Great Barrier Reef. It is found in, southeastern Taiwan. 
Name Code: 382297
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