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Updated 11/6/2012

Family Pomacanthidae

WESTERN ATLANTIC

Holacanthus ciliaris

Looe Key, Florida, 25 feet

 

Young adult, French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

 

 

Juvenile, French Reef, Key Largo, 45 feet

 

Juvenile, Vandenburg wreck, Key West, 70 feet

QUEEN ANGELFISH

Common as solitary or mated pairs on reefs.  Somewhat wary of divers.  Entirely yellow tail distinguishes it from the Blue Angelfish.  Attains 18 inches.  Bermuda & Florida to Brazil, and the Gulf of Mexico.