(Image credit: Rick Stuart-Smith, Reef Life Survey)
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.
Only a small number of specimens have been sighted and collected, due to the depth and aparent limited range of the species. Known from Balls Pyramid near Lord Howe Island.
Length: Up to 20 cm
Rocky reefs; 12-125 m depth
Log this species if spotted anywhere in New South Wales
Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.
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