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Pomacentrus brachialis Cuvier, 1830
Black Damsel; Pseudopomacentrus rainfordi Whitley, 1935

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Pomacentridae  
 Genus Pomacentrus  
  Pomacentrus brachialis    Cuvier, 1830 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms: Pomacentrus melanopterus Pseudopomacentrus rainfordi   details
Citation: Fishbase(2005)
Character: Dorsal rays XIII, 13-15; Anal rays II, 14-15; pectoral rays16-17; lateral-line scales 16-17; body depth 1.8-2.0 in standard length. Upper and lower accessory caudal rays not spinous. Posterior margin of preopercle 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. Adults dusky to almost black, eye with yellow iris and black spot on pectoral fin base. 
Habitat: Found in passages and outer reef slopes; also in current prone and clear water reef flats to 40 m depth. Occurs singly or in small groups. Feeds on zooplankton and benthic algae. 
Distribution: Distributed in the western Pacific from Indonesia to Fiji, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; Kapingamarangi and Marshall Islands in Micronesia. It is found in southern and northern Taiwanese waters; Lanyu, southeastern Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 382382
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