English : Blackstriped angelfish
French : Poisson ange lyre de Lamarck
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Pomacanthidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 25 cm long. Elongated and spotted tail fin. Coloration grey to white with black longitudinal bands. Female has top flank bar thicker and black dorsal fin. Male has thinner bars, yellow forehead and longer tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the eastern Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, from Gulf of Thailand and Indonesia to Vanuatu, north to south Japan, south to Australia. Lives in coral reefs near steep drop-offs, reef crests, from 10 to 50 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains common in the wild and apparently faces no known threats at this time.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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