WoRMS taxon details

Pygoplites diacanthus (Boddaert, 1772)

211773  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211773)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description Occurs in areas with rich coral growth of clear lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 48 m or more. Often found in the...  
Description Occurs in areas with rich coral growth of clear lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 48 m or more. Often found in the vicinity of caves and feeds on sponges and tunicates. Solitary or in pairs. Rarely survives in the aquarium. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Pygoplites diacanthus (Boddaert, 1772). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211773 on 2018-11-22
Date
action
by
1997-06-25 13:20:55Z
created
1998-06-18 06:08:16Z
changed
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
changed

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basis of record Smith, J.L.B. (1955). The Fishes of the Family Pomacanthidae in the Western Indian Ocean. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. 12(8): 377-384. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Occurs in areas with rich coral growth of clear lagoon and seaward reefs at depths of 3 to 48 m or more. Often found in the vicinity of caves and feeds on sponges and tunicates. Solitary or in pairs. Rarely survives in the aquarium. [details]
 

LanguageName 
English royal angelfishregal angelfish  [details]
Japanese ニシキヤッコ  [details]