Animal Species:Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loriculus (Günther, 1874)

Standard Common Name

Flame Angelfish

Alternative Name/s

Japanese Pygmy Angelfish

Identification

The Flame Angelfish is bright reddish-orange with dark bars on the side of the body. The dorsal and anal fins are striped with blue and black posteriorly.

Size range

It grows to about 10 cm in length.

Distribution

It occurs in tropical regions of the western to central Pacific regions.

The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.  Source: Atlas of Living Australia.

Centropyge loriculus

Habitat

Coral reef and inshore areas.

Classification

Species:
loriculus
Genus:
Centropyge
Family:
Pomacanthidae
Order:
Perciformes
Class:
Actinopterygii
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

What does this mean?


Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology
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Tags Centropyge loriculus, Flame Angelfish, Pomacanthidae, marine, black, red, blue, bars, orange, < 10 cm,