Yellow-band Angelfish

Pomacanthus maculosus

The Yellow-band or Yellowbar Angelfish lives in the Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. The juvenile has several vertical white bars on its body against dark blue background, a pattern which is similar to most juvenile angelfishes. Adults can grow to about 50cm. It is usually encountered solitary. This angelfish is hermaphroditic, like most members of family Pomacanthidae.

This picture was taken in Seaworld, San Diego, California, in March 2004.

Genus Pomacanthus
Family Pomacanthidae
Superfamily Percoidae
Suborder Percoidei
Order Perciformes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Class Osteichthyes
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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