Pomacentrus perspicillatus   Cuvier and Valenciennes  1830 (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Size: 200 mm.

Color: In preserved specimen salmon colored, belly and throat silvery. Head dark brown above, but interorbital space lighter and bordered anteriorly by narrow light bluish lines connecting eyes. A dark brown nuchal spot. Base of spinous dorsal dark brown between the 6th to 9th spines, this color spreading downwards on back as a triangular blotch reaching to lateral line. A similar but more rounded spot at base of posterior part of soft anal and on the back below it. Surroundings of anus dark brown. A light longitudinal streak below eye along middle of suborbital. Most scales of sides of head each with a bluish white spot. Similar pots above anus and above anterior part of anal. Scales of body with an indistinct light vertical streak. Fins light yellowish. Anal and caudal with a dusky margin. A small dark spot on superior part pectoral axil.

Height 2.2, 3 in length with caudal. Head 3.2, 4.3 in length with caudal. Length of head 1.1 in its height. Eye 3.6-3.7, 1.1 in snout and equal to almost flat interorbital space. Mouth slightly oblique. Maxillary reaching to a vertical about midway between nostril and anterior border of eye. teeth conical, in two rows, those of the inner row shorter and more slender than those of the outer row. Preorbital and suborbital scaleless, of the same depth where the two bones join. Lower border of suborbital denticulated. Preopercle with 3 transverse rows of scales, the inferior limb and the inferior part of the posterior limb scaly. Hind border of preopercle rather coarsely denticulated. Scales on upper part of head reaching to a line connecting front borders of eyes. Dorsal spines slightly increasing in size posteriorly, the last somewhat longer than eye. Soft dorsal rather pointed, the median longest rays equal to snout and eye together. First anal spine less than half length of second, which is equal to post orbital part f head. Soft anal pointed, the post median rays longest, equal to snout and eye together. Ventrals pointed, nearly as long as head. Pectorals slightly shorter. Caudal forked, the lobes somewhat pointed.

Remarks: Values in above description denote proportions.

Synonym (s)
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Cuvier and Valenciennes
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Schlegel and Muller 1841
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Bleeker 1853
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Gunther 1862
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Day 1877
Dischistodus trimaculatus Bleeker 1877
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Gunther 1881
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Jordan and Seale 1906
Pomacentrus trimaculatus Montalban 1927
Pomacentrus perspicillatus Fowler and Bean 1928
Pomacentrus perspicillatus Fowler 1928

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA (Record: 1940)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Beaufort, LF (1940) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago A. J. Reprints agency, Karol Bagh, New Delhi 8 508 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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