This fish occurs in the western Indian Ocean from the Gulf of Aden to South Africa, as well as Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar.
  • Size

    13 inches (33 cm)
  • Diet

    Variety of small marine plants and animals
  • Range

    Western Indian Ocean
  • Habitat

    Near coral reefs

Physical Characteristics

  • Coloration is brownish to black with vertical white stripes on the body, blue stripes on the face and a yellow tail.
  • Maximum length of 13 inches (33 cm).

Animal Fact

Goldentail angelfish are also known as the ear-spot angelfish.

Diet / Feeding

  • An omnivorous species. Diet consists of a variety of small marine plants and animals.

Range / Habitat

  • Occurs in the Western Indian Ocean from the Gulf of Aden to South Africa, as well as Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar.
  • Found near coral reefs at depths to 82 feet (25 m).

Reproduction & Growth

  • An oviparous, or egg-laying, species.

Conservation Status

  • “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.

Additional Information

  • Also known as the ear-spot angelfish.

Sources

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