- Common Name
- gray angelfish
- Genus Species
- Pomacanthus arcuatus
- 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.
- 25.4 to 45.7 cm (10 to 18 in.) avg; 61 cm (24 in.) max
- 1.8 kg (4.0 lbs.) max
- Primarily sponges, but also tunicates, algae, zooantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses
- Sexual Maturity
- 22–26 cm (8.7–10.2 in.) total body length
- Life Span
- Western Atlantic: New England (northern seasonal limit) to Rio de Janeiro, including Bahamas, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Antilles
- 2–30 meters (7–98 ft) in tropical & sub-tropical coastal marine waters
- Global: No data
- IUCN: Not listed
CITES: Not listed
USFWS: Not listed
- For more information about bony fishes, explore the Bony Fishes InfoBook.
Ecology and Conservation
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.