Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Genicanthus  
  Genicanthus watanabei  (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970) 
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Synonyms:Holacanthus watanabei  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 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17soft rays; caudal fin lunate. Males light blue with 8 black stripes on the lower 2/3 of the body (the posterior end of the uppermost yellow, the lowermost stripes extending the adjacent anal fin); females light blue with a vertical black bar above the eye and spots on the forehead; both sexes with a broad submarginal band on the dorsal and anal fins; females with broad submarginal band on the caudal-fin lobes. 
Habitat: Occurs in current-swept outer reef slopes and drop-offs offs at depths of 30 to 70 m. Feeds on plankton. Forms harems of 2-5 individuals. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific Ocean from the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Great Barrier Reef; including Cook Islands, Tuamoto Archipelago, and Pitcairn. It is found in lanyu and Lyudao, soutneastern Taiwan. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 382300
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