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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Amblypomacentrus  
  Amblypomacentrus breviceps  (Schlegel & Müller, 1839) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
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Synonyms:Glyphisodon brevicepsPomacentrus beaufortiPomacentrus nematopterusPristotis trifasciatus  details
Citation: Chen, C.H. 2004. Checklist of the fishes of Penghu. Fisheries Research Institute, Council of Agriculture. FRI Special Publication No. 4: 175 pp.(in Chinese)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 10-12; Anal rays II, 11-13; pectoral rays 16-17; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 2.1-2.3 in standard length. Pearly white, with 3 black bars, the first running across the head through the eye, and other 2 from the back to about mid portion of the side. The adjacent dorsal fin also black. Juveniles with yellow abdominal region, and pelvic fins. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoon and coastal areas. Found in sandy or silty areas around outcrops of rubble on sand, mud, sponge or rocks. Occurs singly or in small groups. Young often with anemones for protection. 
Distribution: Distributed in the Western Central Pacific, including East Indies, Taiwan, Philippines, New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon Islands, and Egum Atoll (Solomon sea). It is very rare and only found in Penghu Islands, western Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value.  
Name Code: 382317
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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