Yellow-mask Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)

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

Description

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

Found singly or in pairs in clear waters rich in coral growth in caves along ledges and channels of seaward reefs.
They feed on sponges, tunicates and encrusting organisms.
Length - 36cm
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.

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  1. 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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