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Centropyge argi (Pygmy angelfish; Cherubfish; Cherub pygmy angelfish)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The cherubfish, or pygmy angelfish (Centropyge argi) is a gentle omnivorous marine angelfish, with a metallic blue body and yellow to orange colouration in parts of the head only. It is native to the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, North to North Carolina. It has a maximum length of 8 cm. It is easily confused with the orangeback angelfish (Centropyge acanthops), but in the latter the orange stripe extends across the back.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancun y Punta Nizuc National Park II 21428 Quintana Roo, Mexico    
Parque Marino Nacional Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Park II 129688 Mexico      

Prey / Diet

Amphistegina gibbosa[1]
Archaias angulatus[1]
Asterigerina carinata[1]
Bigenerina irregularis[1]
Borelis melo[1]
Cyclorbiculina compressa[1]
Cymbaloporetta squammosa[1]
Eponides repandus[1]
Laevipeneroplis proteus[1]
Pyrgo sarsi[1]
Quinqueloculina bradyana[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Quinqueloculina tricarinata[1]
Sahulia conica[1]
Siphonina pulchra[1]
Sorites marginalis[1]


Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish)[1]
Caranx ruber (Bar jack)[1]
Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Hypoplectrus aberrans (Yellow-belly hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus chlorurus (Yellowtail hamlet)[1]
Hypoplectrus nigricans (Bad lucks)[1]
Hypoplectrus puella (Butter hamlet)[1]
Mycteroperca tigris (Tiger rockfish)[1]
Scorpaena grandicornis (poison grouper)[1]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Cameron Park Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
El Paso Zoo
Florida Aquarium
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rotterdam Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Haiti; Honduras; Indonesia; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; Pacific, Western Central; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Trinidad and Tobago; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Florida, USA to French Guiana, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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