Tag: Angelfish (Pomacanthidae)

Marine Angelfish (Pomacanthidae) are some of the most beautiful of all fish. Angelfish can be distinguished from the very similar Butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) by a sharp spine located at the lower front area of the gill cover, or preopercle region.

Angelfish are usually found in pairs, with the adults favouring the sheltered, offshore locations whilst juveniles tend to inhabit shallower reef areas.

Marine Angelfish (Pomacanthidae) are some of the most beautiful of all fish. Angelfish can be distinguished from the very similar Butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) by a sharp spine located at the lower front area of the gill cover, or preopercle region.

Angelfish are usually found in pairs, with the adults favouring the sheltered, offshore locations whilst juveniles tend to inhabit shallower reef areas.

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Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis) with Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus)

A Blue-Streak Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides Dimidiatus) offers its cleaning service to a Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis) in this photo taken at Sail Rock.

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Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis)

A Blue-Ringed Angelfish (Pomacanthus Annularis) at Sail Rock, Koh Phangan.