Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Pomacentrus  
  Pomacentrus amboinensis  Bleeker, 1868 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Pomacentrus amboiensisPomacentrus dimidiatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 14-16; Anal rays II, 14-16; pectoral rays 17; lateral-line scales 17-18; body depth 2.0-2.1 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated; vertral margin of infraorbital series strongly serrated. Both jaws with biserial teeth. Predorsal scales reaching above anterior nostril; no scales on infraorbitals. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body color ranges from a light tan or lavender-yellow to a dark chocolate brown, the scale edges dark; black spot on upper part of pectoral-fin base larger than black spot above opercle; ocellus present in all but the largest adults. 
Habitat: An ubiquitous species found in lagoons, coastal reefs, passages and outer reef slopes. Inhabits sandy areas around coral or rock outcrops or other protective shelter. Usually in small groups. Feeds primarily on algae, but also takes zooplankton. Has been  
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from Indonesia to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to Scott Reef and New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. It is found in southwestern and southern Taiwanese waters; and Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility: Popular aquarium fishes. 
Name Code: 382380
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