Coral Beauty

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The Coral Beauty (Centropyge bispinosus) is a tropical fish species that is a member of the ‘Angelfishes’ family Pomacanthidae. It has a broad distribution throughout the Indo-Pacific region and is known to occur from East Africa to Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, French Polynesia, south-west Japan and Northern Australia. The body has a red-orange undercolour with thin blue bars. The head and fins are deep blue to purple in colour and there are two small spines extending from the gill cover. Occasionally the red-orange undercolour on this species can be lacking and individuals can be all blue-purple in colour. This species is generally solitary however it is occasionally seen in pairs and can be found hiding in amongst corals in depths of 5 to 45 metres. It is considered to be a shy species and hides from approaching divers. The Coral Beauty (Centropyge bispinosus) grows to a maximum length of approximately 10cm.

Family: Pomacanthidae

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