Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Genicanthus  
  Genicanthus semifasciatus  (Kamohara, 1934) 
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Synonyms:Holacanthus semifasciatus  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. Anterior edge of lachrymal strongly serrated. Dorsal fin with XV spines and 15-16 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 16-18 soft rays; caudal fin lunate. Males light bluish green with many narrow black bars on upper half of the sides, but not extending to the top of the head, and a yellow to orange mark on upper half of head exending to the middle of body; females without bars, yellowish brown on the upper sides and silver below; head above eye black, posterior parts of preopercle and opercle black; black stripes on both lobes of caudal fin joined on caudal peduncle. pratogynons hevmaph rotate. 
Habitat: Inhabits seaward rocky and coral reefs. Hardy aquarium species; takes standard food such as chopped beef, freeze-dried shrimp, mysids. 
Distribution: Distributed from southern Japan to Taiwan and northern Philippines. It is found in Lanyu and Lyudao, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 382299
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