Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loricula Click to enlarge image
A Flame Angelfish at a depth of 25 m, Devil's Rock, Ambae, Vanuatu, 15 July 2003. Image: Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    loriculus
    Genus
    Centropyge
    Family
    Pomacanthidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 10 cm in length.

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.



Habitat

Coral reef and inshore areas.

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.