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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

Genus: Pomacanthus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pomacanthus annularis Bluering angelfish Indo-West Pacific 45 TL 1787
Pomacanthus arcuatus Gray angelfish Western Atlantic 60 TL 1758
Pomacanthus asfur Arabian angelfish Western Indian Ocean 40 TL 1775
Pomacanthus chrysurus Goldtail angelfish Western Indian Ocean 33 SL 1831
Pomacanthus imperator Emperor angelfish Indo-Pacific 40 SL 1787
Pomacanthus maculosus Yellowbar angelfish Western Indian Ocean 50 SL 1775
Pomacanthus navarchus Bluegirdled angelfish Indo-Pacific 28 TL 1831
Pomacanthus paru French angelfish Western Atlantic 41.1 TL 1787
Pomacanthus rhomboides Old woman angelfish Western Indian Ocean 46 TL 1908
Pomacanthus semicirculatus Semicircle angelfish Indo-West Pacific 40 SL 1831
Pomacanthus sexstriatus Sixbar angelfish Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1831
Pomacanthus xanthometopon Yellowface angelfish Indo-Pacific 38 TL 1853
Pomacanthus zonipectus Cortez angelfish Eastern Pacific 46 TL 1862



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