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Updated 3/6/2013

Family Pomacanthidae

Angelfishes

Angelfishes differ from Butterflyfishes in having a large rearward-pointing spine on the preopercular gill cover.  Diet varies by species, from algae to sponge or zooplankton.  Small species are generally shy, remaining close to the reef, while others may be easy to approach.

Several non-native species presumably released by aquarists have been seen in Hawaii.

 

HAWAII

Centropyge potteri    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

POTTER'S ANGELFISH

 

 

Centropyge fisheri

FISHER'S ANGELFISH

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HYBRID POTTER'S - FISHER'S ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge nahackyi  endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

NAHACKY'S ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge interrupta

JAPANESE ANGELFISH, female

Centropyge interrupta

JAPANESE ANGELFISH, male

 

 

Centropyge loriculus

FLAME ANGELFISH

 

Apolemichthys arcuatus    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

BANDIT ANGELFISH

Genicanthus personatus    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

MASKED ANGELFISH, juvenile

 

Genicanthus personatus    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

MASKED ANGELFISH, female

 

Genicanthus personatus    endemic.gif (1686 bytes)

MASKED ANGELFISH, male

 

 

Pomacanthus imperator

EMPEROR ANGELFISH, juvenile

 

Pomacanthus imperator

EMPEROR ANGELFISH

 


INDO-PACIFIC

Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish, Faga'alu, Samoa, 20 feet

REGAL ANGELFISH

Pomacanthus xanthometopon

BLUEFACE ANGELFISH

 

Pomacanthus semicirculatus

SEMICIRCLE ANGELFISH, juvenile

 

Pomacanthus navarchus

BLUE-GIRDLED ANGELFISH

Centropyge flavissima

LEMONPEEL ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge bicolor

BICOLORED ANGELFISH

Centropyge bispinosus

TWOSPINED ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge multifasciata

MULTIBAR ANGELFISH

Centropyge abei

ABE'S ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge colini

COLIN'S ANGELFISH

Genicanthus lamarck

LAMARCK'S ANGELFISH, female

 

 

LAMARCK'S ANGELFISH, male

Genicanthus watanabei

WATANABE'S ANGELFISH, female

 

Genicanthus watanabei

WATANABE'S ANGELFISH, male

 

Pomacanthus sexstriatus

SIX-BARRED ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge vrolikii

PEARLSCALE ANGELFISH


JAPAN

Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis

BLUESTRIPED ANGELFISH

 

Centropyge interrupta

JAPANESE ANGELFISH

 


TROPICAL EASTERN PACIFIC

Pomacanthus zonipectus

CORTEZ ANGELFISH

 

Holacanthus clarionensis

CLARION ANGELFISH, juvenile

Holacanthus passer

KING ANGELFISH, juvenile

 

KING ANGELFISH

 


WESTERN ATLANTIC

Pomacanthus arcuatus

GRAY ANGELFISH

 

Pomacanthus paru

FRENCH ANGELFISH

Holacanthus ciliaris

QUEEN ANGELFISH, Subadult

 

Holacanthus ciliaris

QUEEN ANGELFISH

 

Holacanthus tricolor

ROCK BEAUTY