Vermiculate Angelfish

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The Vermiculate Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus) is a tropical fish species that belongs to the ‘Angelfishes’ family Pomacanthidae. Angelfishes are brightly coloured species that are predominately found in tropical waters. This species is known to occur in the Asian Pacific region and can be found in the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, South-west Japan and Northern Australia. The body is purple-grey in colour with white vermiculations. The tail is coloured yellow and there is a white to yellow patch behind the head. There is a black bar extending vertically through the eye. It is often found in pairs on coral reefs down to depths of at least 25 metres however it can be solitary. The Vermiculate Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus) grows to a maximum length of approximately 18cm.

Family: Pomacanthidae

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