Yellowmask Angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)

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

Description

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

Found singly or in pairs over outer reef slopes, often close to caves in channels and lagoons rich in coral growth.
They feed on encrusting organisms, 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/5662

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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