Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Pomacanthus  
  Pomacanthus annularis  (Bloch, 1787) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon annularisPomacanthodes annularis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, 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 before or just on anterior margin of exposed portion. Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 20-21 soft rays, and posterior corner of dorsal fin pointed and elongated posteriorly in adults; anal fin with III spines and 20 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Juveniles black with alternating white and blue curved well-spaced stripes on the sides. Adults golden brown or orange with well-spaced curved horizontal stripes radiating from the pectoral-fin base area, running along the sides towards the posterior portion of the dorsal fin. Two similar blue stripes run horizontally across the face, one running through the eye, from above the snout to the edge of the operculum. A blue ring is behind and slightly above the edge of the operculum. Caudal fin is white with bright yellow margin. 
Habitat: Inhabits coastal reefs to at least 30 m. Adults often found in pairs inside caves. Juveniles settle in very shallow inshore habitats with short filamentous algae growth on rock or dead coral substrates. Feeds on sponges and tunicates. 
Distribution: Distributed from the east coast of Africa throughout Indonesia and New Guinea to New Caledonia, northward to southern Japan. It is found in eastern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 382301
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