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Centropyge flavipectorahs SEE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Dark brown with blue-black paired bars, yellow pectoral fins. Similar Brown Pygmy Angelfish [next] lack yellow pectoral fins. Solitary. Areas of coral rubble and reef margins in 3-20 m.

Indian Ocean: Maldives, Sri Lanka and Andaman Sea to N.W. Sumatra in Indonesia.

Centropyge multispinis SEE: to 9 cm (3'/.- in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Dark brown with narrow black bars; large black ear patch, anal and ventral fins edged in bright blue. Most abundant Centropyge in Indian Ocean. Rubble bottoms and coral patches to 30 m.

Indian Ocean: Red Sea and E. Africa. Maldives, Sri Lanka to Andaman Sea.

Centropyge eibli

SIZE: to 11 cm (4'/. in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Pale gray with thin brown to orange bars and black tail with blue margin; orange ring around eye. and orange bar across base of pectoral fin. Solitary, occasionally in pairs. Usually in coral-rich areas in 3-25 m. Indian Ocean: Sri Lanka and Bay of Bengal south through S. Indonesia to N.W. Australia.

Centropyge vroliki

SEE: to 12 cm (5 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Pale gray head and forebody gradating to black on rear body and adjacent fins, tail black with fine blue margin. Solitary or loose groups. Sheltered coastal reefs and outer slopes to 25 m. West Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines and New Guinea to Marshall Is. and Vanuatu. - S. W. Japan to E. Australia to Lord Howe I.

Centropyge bispinosus SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Angelfishes • Pomacanthidae

ID: Red-orange undercolor with narrow blue bars, head and fins deep blue to purple; two spines extend from lower gill cover. Solitary or form small groups; shy. stay near shelter. Lagoons and outer reef slopes in 5-45 m. Indo-Pacific: E. Africa to Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea, Micronesia and French Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to E. Australia.

Two-spined Angelfish - Voriolion

ID: The amount of red-orange undercolor of this species is variable and occasionally entirely blue. Distinguished from similar White-tailed Pygmy Angelfish |opposite page|. which has a translucent to white tail.

West Pacific: N.E. Sulawesi in Indonesia, to N. New Guinea, Solomon Is. and Samoa. - Micronesia to N. Great Barrier Reef.

Centropyge (errugatus SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Rusty color with numerous brown spots; dorsal and anal fins edged with bnght blue. Solitary or form small groups; usually close to reef crevices. Rocky reefs and rubble in 6 -30 m. Localized: S.W. Japan south through N. Mindanau in Philippines. - Common at Okinawa.

Centropyge loricula SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Brilliant red to red-orange with about 5 black bars; blue markings on rear edge of dorsal and anal fins. Solitary or form small groups; shy. Seaward reefs and lagoons in 5-60 m. Central Pacific: W. New Guinea and Micronesia to Hawaii • Great Barrier Reef to French Polynesia. Scattered populations in West Pacific and Indonesia.

West Pacific: N.E. Sulawesi in Indonesia, to N. New Guinea, Solomon Is. and Samoa. - Micronesia to N. Great Barrier Reef.

Centropyge aurantius SIZE: to 10 cm (4 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Orange (brown in Sulawesi. Indonesia and Soloman Is.) with rippled bars; blackish ring around eye. Unusually shy species, seldom venture far from coral shelter. Coral-rich areas in 3-20 m.

Centropyge shepaidi SIZE: to 12 cm (5 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Red-orange with narrow dark bars, rear dorsal and anal fins also black. Exposed outer reefs on mixed live and dead coral bottoms in 10-56 m.

Localized: Mariana Is. in Micronesia and Bonin Is. north to Japan's Izu National Park.

Pygoplites diacanthus SEE : to 25 cm ( 10 in. ) Angelf ishes - Pomacanthidae

ED: Yellow-orange with 7-8 dark-edged bluish-white bars, yellow tail ; dark patch around eye: blue and orange bands on anal fin. Solitary or in pairs; feed on sponges and tunicates. Lagoons and outer reefs to 48 m.

Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and E. Africa to Indonesia, Philippines and Polynesia. - S.W. Japan to N. Australia and New Caledonia.

Pomacanthus navarchus SIZE: to 25 cm (10 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Yellow-orange with blue spots and blue lips; deep blue broad girdle wraps body from nape to ventral fins along belly and curving up to above base of tail. Solitary. Coral reefs in 3-40 m.

Asian Pacific: Indonesia to W. Micronesia and Solomon Is. - Philippines to Great Barrier Reef.

Pomacanthus annularis SEE: to 45 cm (18 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Orangish brown with upward curving blue bands, tail white; blue ring above pectoral fin. numerous blue markings of head. Solitary or in pairs. Coastal reefs, frequently m murky water, also around caves and wrecks to 60 m. Asian Pacific: E. Africa to Indonesia, Malaysian Peninsula, Philippines and Solomon Is. - W. Pacific Rim to S.W. Japan.

Blue-ringed Angelfish - Juvenile

ID: Bluish black undercolor with narrow closely-spaced pale blue and white bars slightly arched toward head, 2 or 3 are usually slightly wider and more intense, tail mainly whitish or clear without markings.

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