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Family Pomacanthidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Pygoplites diacanthus

Regal Angelfish, Faga'alu, Samoa, 20 feet

Faga'alu, American Samoa, 15 feet

REGAL ANGELFISH     Nishiki-yakko

Fairly common in clear lagoons, coral reefs, and ledges deeper than 10 feet.  Feeds upon sponge and tunicates.  Attains 8 inches.  Indo-Pacific; an aquarium release in Hawaii.