Also known as Blueface Angel, Blueface Angelfish, Blue-faced Angelfish, Yellowface Angel, Yellow-faced Angelfish, Yellowmask Angel, Yellowmask Angelfish.
Found singly or in pairs, often close to caves, in channels, lagoons, and over outer reef slopes, rich in coral growth.
They feed on encrusting organisms, sponges, and tunicates.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 5-30m
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/5662
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!
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!