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Family Pomacanthidae


Holacanthus clarionensis

Juvenile, Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, 10 feet

CLARION ANGELFISH    Angel de Clarion

Common on rocky reefs from 10 to 100 feet at the Revillagigedos and Clipperton Island, rare at the southern tip of Baja California.  Adults are orange with a brown head; may clean large animals.  Feeds upon sponge, small invertebrates, algae, zooplankton.  Attains 8 inches.