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Ballina angelfish

Chaetodontoplus ballinae

Depth 17m
Chaetodontoplus ballinae

About this species

This fish is regarded as one of the most rare angelfish. It is a pearly white colour with a distinctive black dorsal surface that extends down to the pectoral and caudal fin bases. Both pectoral and caudal fins are a translucent yellow. The spines on the dorsal fin are white with a narrow light yellow band separating the black body region. The eye is yellow edged and is ringed by a black blotch that runs over the head. The mouth is also black. Read more…

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