Animal Species:Lemonpeel Angelfish, Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831)
The Lemonpeel Angelfish can be recgonised by its yellow colour, blue markings around the eyes and blue median fin margins.
Standard Common Name
Lemon Peel, Yellow Angel-fish
The Lemonpeel Angelfish is yellow with blue markings around the eyes and blue median fin margins. It has a strong, blue cheek spine and an orange-coloured operular membrane.
It grows to about 10.5 cm in length.
It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific and the islands of Oceania. In Australia it is known from the Great Barrier Reef, south-eastern Queensland, Cocos Keeling and Christmas Islands.
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.
- Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & G.R. Allen. 2006. Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & A. Wells. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Volume 35. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Australia. parts 1-3, pages 1-2178.
- Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific. University of Hawai'i Press. Pp. 707.
- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology