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Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)

Dusky Farmerfish

Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order:  Perciformes  Family:  Pomacentridae    NCBI taxonomy FishBase  WoRMS  OBIS
Habitat Occurrence type IUCN Red List Status
Marine Native Not Evaluated
Distribution in India Distribution elsewhere
Coast of India Red Sea, East Africa to the Line, Marquesas, Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, south to New Caledonia, Tonga, throughout Micronesia
Southern coasts Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Line, Marquesas, and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu and Bonin islands, south to New Caledonia and Tonga; throughout Micronesia. Excluding the Hawaiian Islands
Holocentrus nigricans Lacepède, 1802
Eupomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)
Parapomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)
Pomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)
Segastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802)
Pomacentrus scolopseus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
Pomacentrus taeniops Cuvier, 1830
Pomacentrus subniger De Vis, 1885
Abudefduf tamaii Aoyagi, 1941
Abudefduf tsamaii Aoyagi, 1941
Pomacentrus scolopsis Günther, 1862
Type specimen
Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802) nigricans, Holocentrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1802:332, 367 [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepéde) v. 4; No locality stated [probably Mauritius, southwestern Indian Ocean]. No types known. Synonym: Stegastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802), Holocentrus nigricans Lacepède, 1802, Eupomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802), Parapomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802), Pomacentrus nigricans (Lacepède, 1802), Segastes nigricans (Lacepède, 1802), Pomacentrus scolopseus Quoy & Gaimard, 1825, Pomacentrus taeniops Cuvier, 1830, Pomacentrus scolopsis Günther, 1862, Pomacentrus subniger De Vis, 1885, Abudefduf tamaii Aoyagi, 1941, Abudefduf tsamaii Aoyagi, 1941.  More...
S.No. Diagnostic features Finformula Reference
3 Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-17; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 12 - 14. Diagnosis: Adults generally brown; dorsal part of head and nape darker, grading to tan on lower part of head and breast. The scales have darker brown marg D XII 15-17 A II 12-14 Allen, G.R. and A.R. Emery, 1985