Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Stegastes  
  Stegastes apicalis  (De Vis, 1885) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Pomacentrus apicalis  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 15-17; Anal rays II, 13; pectoral rays 19-21; lateral-line scales 19-21; body depth 1.8-2.2 times in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle serrated, subopercle smooth. Both jaws with uniserial teeth. Upper and lower lobes of caudal fin without filamentous posterior rays. Body color generally dark brown with yellow or reddish suffusion on antero-dorsal part of head and body; scales blackish streaks near margin, giving an overall appearance of narrow transverse bands; a few small blue spots scattered on head, breast and posteriorly on the sides. Spinous dorsal fin reddish brown with orange submarginal band while outer edge of soft rays orange; a black spot on distal part of membrane between 2nd and 3rd dorsal spine; tip of upper caudal lobe orange; anterior edge of pelvic and anal fins blue. 
Habitat: Found around dead coral outcrops, also in rubble areas in lagoons and on the outer edge of reefs. 
Distribution: Known only from the east coast of Australia - Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, and New South Wales. More recently reported from Taiwan and Ouvéa Atoll, Loyalty Islands. It is commonly found in southern and northern Taiwanese waters; and Lyudao, southe 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382400
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