Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacanthidae > Holacanthus > Holacanthus tricolor

Holacanthus tricolor (Yellow nanny; Rock beauty; Rock beasty; Coshubba; Corn sugar; Angelfish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon tricolor; Holocanthus tricolor; Pomacanthus tricolor
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Wikipedia Abstract

The rock beauty, Holacanthus tricolor, is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae. Other common names include corn sugar, coshubba, rock beasty, and yellow nanny.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Lutjanus jocu (Snuggletooth snapper)[4]
Scorpaenodes caribbaeus (Reef Scorpionfish)[1]


Parasitized by 
Antorchis urna[1]
Laurotravassoxyuris travassosi <Unverified Name>[5]
Macrorchitrema havanense[5]
Neobenedenia melleni[5]
Pseudobarisomum holacanthi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trindade Island; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Georgia (USA), Bermuda, and northern Gulf of Mexico to Santa Catarina, Brazil (Ref. 57756).;

External References



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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.
2The feeding ecology of three species of Caribbean angelfishes (family Pomacanthidae), Thomas F. Hourigan, Frank G. Stanton, Phillip J. Motta, Christopher D. Kelley & Bruce Carlson, Environmental Biology of Fishes Vol. 24. No. 2. pp. 105-116. 1989
3Sponge-feeding fishes of the West Indies, J. E. Randall and W. D. Hartman, Marine Biol. 1, 216-225 (1968)
4Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
5Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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