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Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Apolemichthys arcuatus Bandit angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 18 TL 1831
Apolemichthys armitagei Armitage angelfish Western Indian Ocean 21 TL 1955
Apolemichthys griffisi Griffis angelfish Pacific Ocean 30 TL 1981
Apolemichthys guezei Reunion angelfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1978
Apolemichthys kingi Tiger angelfish Western Indian Ocean 21 TL 1984
Apolemichthys trimaculatus Threespot angelfish Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1831
Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus Goldspotted angelfish Pacific Ocean 25 TL 1973
Apolemichthys xanthotis Yellow-ear angelfish Western Indian Ocean 20 SL 1950
Apolemichthys xanthurus Yellowtail angelfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1833
Centropyge abei Abe's angelfish Western Pacific 9.1 SL 2006
Centropyge acanthops Orangeback angelfish Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1922
Centropyge argi Cherubfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1951
Centropyge aurantia Golden angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1974
Centropyge aurantonotus Flameback angelfish Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1974
Centropyge bicolor Bicolor angelfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1787
Centropyge bispinosa Twospined angelfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1860
Centropyge boylei Peppermint angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 7 TL 1992
Centropyge cocosensis Cocos pygmy angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 2016
Centropyge colini Cocos-Keeling angelfish Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1974
Centropyge debelius Blue Mauritius angelfish Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1990
Centropyge deborae Blue Velvet Angelfish South Pacific Ocean 6.9 SL 2012
Centropyge eibli Blacktail angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1963
Centropyge ferrugata Rusty angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1972
Centropyge fisheri Orange angelfish Indo-West Pacific 8.4 TL 1904
Centropyge flavipectoralis Yellowfin angelfish Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1977
Centropyge flavissima Lemonpeel angelfish Western Central Pacific. 14 TL 1831
Centropyge heraldi Yellow angelfish Indo-Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1953
Centropyge hotumatua Blackear angelfish Eastern Pacific 10 TL 1973
Centropyge interrupta Japanese angelfish Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1918
Centropyge joculator Yellowhead angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9 TL 1974
Centropyge loriculus Flame angel Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1874
Centropyge multicolor Multicolor angelfish Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1974
Centropyge multispinis Dusky angelfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1867
Centropyge nahackyi Nahacky's angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1989
Centropyge narcosis Narc angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1993
Centropyge nigriocella Blackspot angelfish Pacific Ocean 6 TL 1953
Centropyge nox Midnight angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1853
Centropyge potteri Russet angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1912
Centropyge resplendens Resplendent angelfish Southeast Atlantic 6 TL 1975
Centropyge shepardi Mango angelfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1979
Centropyge tibicen Keyhole angelfish Western Pacific 19 TL 1831
Centropyge venusta Purplemask angelfish Western Pacific 12 NG 1969
Centropyge vrolikii Pearlscale angelfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1853
Centropyge woodheadi Southwestern Pacific 1998
Chaetodontoplus ballinae Ballina angelfish Southwest Pacific 1959
Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus Bluespotted angelfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1976
Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus Northwestern Pacific 8.9 SL 1975
Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus Orangeface angelfish Western Pacific 22 TL 1855
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus Conspicuous angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1900
Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus Velvet angelfish Western Central Pacific 22 TL 1860
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi Scribbled angelfish Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1867
Chaetodontoplus melanosoma Black-velvet angelfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1853
Chaetodontoplus meredithi Queensland yellowtail angelfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1990
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Vermiculated angelfish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1787
Chaetodontoplus niger Black angelfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1966
Chaetodontoplus personifer Blueface angelfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1914
Chaetodontoplus poliourus Greytail angelfish Western Pacific 8.6 SL 2009
Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis Bluestriped angelfish Western Pacific 22 TL 1844
Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi Vanderloos angelfish Western Pacific 12.5 SL 2004
Genicanthus bellus Ornate angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 18 TL 1975
Genicanthus caudovittatus Zebra angelfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1860
Genicanthus lamarck Blackstriped angelfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1802
Genicanthus melanospilos Spotbreast angelfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1857
Genicanthus personatus Masked angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL 1975
Genicanthus semicinctus Halfbanded angelfish Southwest Pacific 21 TL 1900
Genicanthus semifasciatus Japanese swallow Western Pacific 21 TL 1934
Genicanthus spinus Pitcairn angelfish Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1975
Genicanthus takeuchii Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1997
Genicanthus watanabei Blackedged angelfish Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1970
Holacanthus africanus Guinean angelfish Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1951
Holacanthus bermudensis Angelfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1876
Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1758
Holacanthus clarionensis Clarion angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL 1890
Holacanthus limbaughi Clipperton angelfish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1963
Holacanthus passer King angelfish Eastern Pacific 35.6 TL 1846
Holacanthus tricolor Rock beauty Western Atlantic 35 TL 1795
Paracentropyge multifasciata Barred angelfish Indo-Pacific 12 TL 1911
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
Pygoplites diacanthus Regal angelfish Indo-Pacific 25 SL 1772

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