Category:Angelfish (Saltwater)

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Angelfish belong to the family Pomacanthidae. They are found on shallow reefs in the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and mostly western Pacific oceans. The family contains 7 genera and approximately 86 species.

With their vibrant colours and deep, laterally compressed bodies, marine angelfishes are some of the more conspicuous residents of the reef. They most closely resemble the Butterflyfish, a related family of similarly showy reef fish. Marine angelfish are distinguished from Butterflyfish by the presence of strong preopercle spines (part of the gill covers) in the former. Most angelfishes are spawned in captivity, and to get the best results, buy at least two juveniles, and let them pair off, as angelfishes are protogynous hermaphrodites, born females, and the dominant becoming male.

  • Latin names are listed below, for common names click here.

Did you mean freshwater Angelfish? If so click here.