Lemonpeel Angelfish,<i> Centropyge flavissima</i> Click to enlarge image
A Lemonpeel Angelfish, Centropyge flavissima, at a depth of 8m, Cook Island, northen New South Wales, 21 August 2012. Image: Ian Shaw
© Ian Shaw

Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    flavissima
    Genus
    Centropyge
    Family
    Pomacanthidae
    Order
    Perciformes
    Class
    Actinopterygii
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia
  • Size Range
    It grows to about 10.5 cm in length.

Introduction

The Lemonpeel Angelfish can be recgonised by its yellow colour, blue markings around the eyes and blue median fin margins.



Identification

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.

Distribution

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.



References

  1. 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.
  2. Randall, J.E. 2005. Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific. University of Hawai'i Press. Pp. 707.
  3. Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.