English : Queensland yellowtail angelfish
French : Poisson ange du Queensland
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Pomacanthidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach a maximum length of 25 cm. Most body is dark brownish to black. Tail entirely bright yellow. Face bluish-gray with a white crown and yellow spots all around face. Pelvic fins yellow.
Range and habitat
The species only occurs in the western Pacific Ocean, around Queensland (north-east Australia), south to New South Wales and Lord Howe Island. Lives in coastal reefs with rich coral growth, from 10 to 50 meters.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species has a fairly small range but remains common where habitat is suitable. Not so impacted by collection for aquarium trade.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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