Mainly orange in color, the coral beauty angelfish also sports purple bars, which may make the fish appear fully purple.
  • Size

    3.9 inches (10 cm)
  • Diet

    Algae
  • Range

    Indo-Pacific from East Africa through French Polynesia to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific
  • Habitat

    Lagoon and seaward reef slopes in rich coral areas

Physical Characteristics

  • Coloration is predominantly orange with purple barring. Barring and spotting may make individual appear fully purple. Can be very pale in deep water.
  • A short and deep lateral body shape with a compressed cross section and a terminally-positioned mouth.
  • Commonly grows to 3.9 inches (10 cm) long.

Animal Fact

The coral beauty angelfish may be seen individually or small harems of 3-7 individuals.

Diet / Feeding

  • Diet consists of algae.

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs in the Indo-Pacific from East Africa through French Polynesia to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific.
  • Found in lagoon and seaward reef slopes in rich coral areas. Commonly at depths of 30 to 148 feet (9 – 45 m).

Reproduction & Growth

  • Appears individually or in small harems of 3-7 individuals.

Conservation Status

  • “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Additional Information

  • Also called “twospined angelfish.”

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