Animal Species:Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loriculus (Günther, 1874)
Standard Common Name
Japanese Pygmy Angelfish
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.
It grows to about 10 cm in length.
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.
Coral reef and inshore areas.
Mark McGrouther , Collection Manager, Ichthyology