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Updated 3/6/2013

Family Pomacanthidae

HAWAII

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Juvenile, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

Female, Pearl & Hermes Reef, 40 feet

 

Female, Bulky Dump, Midway Atoll, 60 feet

 

 

Female, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

 

Female with Table coral, French Frigate Shoals, 40 feet

 

Females, Pearl & Hermes Reef, 30 feet

 

Male, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

Male, Angel Ledge, Midway Atoll, 80 feet

MASKED ANGELFISH

Harems inhabit reefs and ledges exposed to current where they feed upon zooplankton.  Prefers cool water deeper than 200 feet around the Main Hawaiian Islands but locally common in as little as 25 feet around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from Kure south to French Frigate Shoals.  Pale blue-gray with variable black mask in females, males with orange mask and fin margins.  One of the world's most coveted aquarium specimens.  Attains 10 inches.  Endemic to Hawai‘i.