(Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970)
English : Blackedged angelfish
French : Poisson ange lyre de Watanabe
Class : Teleostei
Order : Acanthuriformes (sometimes still Perciformes)
Family : Pomacanthidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can reach up to 15 cm in length. Both sexes are grey-blue with black edges to dorsal and anal fins. Male has horizontal black and clear stripes on lower flanks. Female pattern-less except on head with clear-edged black spots.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Pacific Ocean, from Taiwan to Tuamoto Islands, north to South Japan, south to New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Lives in steep seaward reefs and drop-offs, from 20 to 81 meters deep.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species remains common in the wild and apparently faces no known threats.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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