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Pomacanthus imperator SIZE: to 38 cm (15 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Vivid alternating blue and yellow stripes and yellow tail; blue-edged black eye mask, broad blue-edged black bar behind head. Solitary; make loud drumming sound when alarmed. Coral reefs in 6-60 m.

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

Emperor Angelfish - Juvenile

ID: Blue-black with striking pattern of white concentric circular markings, tail transparent. The pattern gradually dissolves into adult coloration between approximately 8 -12 cm.

Pomacanthus semicirculatus SIZE: to 35 cm (14 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae

ID: Greenish brown with blue spotting, pale yellowish lips: blue margins on cheek, spine and gill cover, narrow blue margins on rear dorsal, anal and tail fins. Solitary. Sheltered inshore reefs to 40 m.

Indo- West Pacific: E. Africa to Indonesia. Philippines, New Guinea and Fiji. - S. W. Japan to N.W. & E. Australia.

Indo- West Pacific: E. Africa to Indonesia. Philippines, New Guinea and Fiji. - S. W. Japan to N.W. & E. Australia.

Pomacanthus sexstriatus

SIZE: to 46 cm (18 in.) Angelfishes • Pomacanthidae

ID: Tan with blue scale centers and 6 dark bars; head dark blue with white bar behind eye, blue spotting dorsal, anal and tail fins. Solitary or in pairs. Coastal, lagoon and outer reefs in 3-60 m.

West Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines and New Guinea to New Caledonia. - S. W. Japan to N.W. & E. Australia.

West Pacific: Indonesia, Philippines and New Guinea to New Caledonia. - S. W. Japan to N.W. & E. Australia.

Pomacanthus xanthometopon SIZE: to 38 cm (15 in.) Angelfishes - Pomacanthidae ID: Yellow with large blue spots on scales forming network pattern, blue head with yellow eye mask; large black spot on rear dorsal. Solitary; feed on sponges and tunicates. Coral-rich areas in 5-30 m.

Indo-West Pacific: Maldives to Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea and Vanuatu. - S.W. Japan to Great Barrier Reef.

Semicircle Angelfish - Juvenile

ID: Bluish black undercolor with distinctive semicircular narrow blue and white markings, becoming more arched toward rear body. Color transformation from juvenile to adult usually occurs between 8-16 cm.

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