Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacanthidae  
 Genus Pomacanthus  
  Pomacanthus sexstriatus  (Cuvier, 1831) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Euxiphipops sexstriatusHolacanthus sexstriatusPomacanthus sextriatus  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 18-20 soft rays, and posterior corner of dorsal fin rounded posteriorly in adults; anal fin with III spines and 18 soft rays; caudal fin rounded. Adults yellowish tan with 5 black bars on the sides; scales with blue spots in the middle; head blackish with a white bar behind the eye, running from below the origin of the dorsal fin to the lower edge of the operculum; the caudal and the posterior portions of the dorsal and anal fins with blue spots. Juveniles blackish with about 15 curved narrow blue and white bars on the sides. 
Habitat: Juveniles prefer sheltered inner reefs while adults occur in areas of rich coral growth and high vertical relief of lagoon and seaward reefs. Adults semi-silty coastal to about 50 m depth, often seen in pairs. 
Distribution: Distributed throughout the Indo-Malayan region to the Solomon Islands and east and west coasts of Australia, northward to the Ryukyu Islands. It is found in northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 382304
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