Yellowmask Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)

Also known as Blueface Angel, Blueface Angelfish, Blue-faced Angelfish, Yellowface Angel, Yellowface Angelfish, Yellow-faced Angelfish, Yellow-mask Angel.

Description

Also known as Blueface Angel, Blueface Angelfish, Blue-faced Angelfish, Yellowface Angel, Yellowface Angelfish, Yellow-faced Angelfish, Yellow-mask Angel.

Found singly or in pairs over areas rich in coral growth of channels, lagoons and outer reef slopes.
They feed on algae, sponges, tunicates.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 5-30m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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.

2 comments

  1. Posted by @imcoop13
    September 03, 2017 at 22:44 pm - 1 person found this useful.

    I had been searching for this unsuccessfully on my last 2 trips to Maldives, so was delighted to spot one at Constance Moofushi Maldives this July. It is truly a beautiful fish!

  2. Posted by Kristin Eunice
    June 08, 2016 at 08:55 am - 1 person found this useful.

    I was building a jigsaw puzzle in which this fish was the primary subject and I had NO idea what it was, as I have no knowledge about fish. I told my husband it looked like a fish in disguise - wearing a net-like outfit - looks like that especially around his/her head. I was determined to find out what the thing was, and your site made it very easy, even for a novice like me. Thanks for setting my mind at ease!

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