Size12 inches (30 cm)
DietTunicates, sponges, zoantharian corals, algae and small crustaceans.
RangeWestern Atlantic from Georgia, Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Santa Catarina, Brazil
HabitatRock jetties, rocky and coral reefs
- Rock beauty often reaches 12 inches (30 cm), but 14 inch (35 cm) individuals have been reported.
- The front of the body and tail fin is bright yellow, while the remaining parts are black.
Rock beauty angelfish are a non-migratory species
- Diet consists of tunicates, sponges, zoantharian corals, algae and small crustaceans.
- Rock beauty angelfish occurs in tropical waters of the Western Atlantic from Georgia, Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Santa Catarina, Brazil.
- Found in rock jetties, rocky and coral reefs at depths ranging from approximately 10 feet to 301 feet (3 – 92 m), but most commonly seen in depths of 10 feet to 115 feet (3-35 m).
- “Least Concern” on the IUCN Red List.
- Juvenile rock beauties are entirely yellow, except for a blue-edged black spot on the upper side of the body past its midpoint. As the fish matures the black spot expands, ultimately covering most of its body.