Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Stegastes  
  Stegastes aureus  (Fowler, 1927) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Parapomacentrus aureusPomacentrus aureus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2005);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays XII, 15-16; Anal rays II, 12; pectoral rays 19-20; lateral-line scales 19-20; body depth 1.9-2.3 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 yellow, upper part of head and the antero-dorsal region of body brownish yellow; a pale blue band right below eye connected with a band of same color running along side of snout. Pectoral, caudal and rear edge of dorsal and anal fins sometimes translucent with suffusion of yellow; base of uppermost pectoral ray with a small black spot; dorsal edge of the caudal peduncle, with a black saddle, about size of the eye or smaller.  
Habitat: Inhabits inshore and off shore coral reefsat depth of 1 to 5m. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Pacific Ocean including New Caledonia and the Gilbert, Line, Phoenix, Samoa, Tuamoto, Marquesan island groups and Taiwan. It is found in northeastern and northern Taiwanese waters. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382401
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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