Also known as Emperor Angel, Imperator Angelfish, Imperator Angel and Imperial Angelfish.
Found singly or in pairs in clear waters rich in coral growth in caves along ledges and channels of seaward reefs.
Juveniles in protected areas of exposed channels and outer reefs.
They feed on sponges, tunicates and encrusting organisms.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 6-60m
Angelfish are usually brightly coloured with highly compressed bodies.
Some live in "harems" others in pairs, they can be highly territorial and make a loud drumming sound when alarmed.