Gray Angelfish

Gray Angelfish

Bony Fish

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

COMMON NAME: gray angelfish
KINGDOM: Animalia
PHYLUM: Chordata
CLASS: Osteichthyes
ORDER: Perciformes
FAMILY: Pomacanthidae
GENUS SPECIES: Pomacanthus arcuatus

FAST FACTS

DESCRIPTION: Gray to deep brown ovoid body. Inner face of pectoral fins is yellow. Mouth is white. Portions of dorsal and anal fins trail beyond body mass - as is seen in most angelfish. Solid, squared (truncate) caudal fin. Juvenile form consists of a black body with three yellow bars. Additionally, yellow band extends down forehead and around mouth. Square-edged caudal fin has yellow base and clear outer edge. Juvenile form is similar to Pomacanthus paru.
SIZE: 25.4-45.7 cm (10-18 in) avg; 61 cm (24 in) max
WEIGHT: 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs) max
DIET: Primarily sponges, but also tunicates, algae, zooantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses
INCUBATION: No data
SEXUAL MATURITY: 22-26 cm total body length
LIFE SPAN: No data
RANGE: Western Atlantic: New England (northern seasonal limit) to Rio de Janeiro, including Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Antilles
HABITAT: 2-30 meters in tropical & sub-tropical coastal marine waters
POPULATION: GLOBAL No data
STATUS: IUCN Not listed
CITES Not listed
USFWS Not listed

FUN FACTS

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ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION

No data

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bond, Carl E. Biology of Fishes - Second Edition. Saunders College Publishing, 1996.

Humann, Paul. Reef Fish Identification - Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas. New World Publications, Inc., 1992.

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