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Blueface Angelfish

Pomacanthus xanthometopon

(Image credit: Ian Shaw)

The Blueface Angelfish has a distinctive blue mesh-like mask on its face and cheeks with a yellow band across its eye and a blue spot on the lower rear dorsal fin. Juvenile Blueface Angelfish are very similar in appearance to Pomacanthus sexstriatus (Sixband Angelfish), except with alternating narrow and wide bands.

Length: up to 38cm


Areas of prolific coral growth in lagoons, channels and outer reef slopes, associated with caves and crevices. Juveniles frequently live in caves. 1-30m.

Log it

In QLD, log this south of Cairns

Related links/info

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.

Redmap species descriptions were based, with permission, on the following resources:

Pyle et al. 2010; Fishes of Australia; Froese & Pauly 2012; Stuart-Smith et al. 2015; Fishbase; Reef Life Survey; Pyle 2001; Johnson 2010.

http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/657; http://reeflifesurvey.com/species/pomacanthus-xanthometopon/; http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/165829/0

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