Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus)

Also known as Blue-banded Angelfish, Empress Angelfish, Regal Angel, Royal Angel, Royal Angelfish, Royal Empress Angel, Royal Empress Angelfish

Description

Also known as Blue-banded Angelfish, Empress Angelfish, Regal Angel, Royal Angel, Royal Angelfish, Royal Empress Angel, Royal Empress Angelfish.

Found singly, pairs or in schools over lagoons and seaward reefs sometimes close to caves in areas rich in coral growth.
They feed on sponges and tunicates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-80m
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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6572

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