Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacanthidae > Pygoplites > Pygoplites diacanthus

Pygoplites diacanthus (Royal empress angelfish; Royal empress angel; Royal angelfish; Regal angelfish pasific; Regal angelfish; Empress angelfish; Blue-banded angelfish; Bluebanded angelfish; Angelfish)

Synonyms: Chaetodon diacanthus; Holacanthus diacanthus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The royal angelfish or regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus, is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, and the monotypic genus Pygoplites. It is found in tropical Indo-Pacific oceans. It can grow as long as 25 cm.
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Maximum Longevity [1]  15 years

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Christmas Island National Park II 21698 Christmas Island, Australia


Prey / Diet

Aplysilla pallida (sponge)[2]


Aethaloperca rogaa (Rockcod)[2]
Octopus cyanea (big blue octopus)[2]


Parasitized by 
Duosphincter zancli[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Dierenpark Emmen
Tierpark Dählhölzli
Zoological Society of London


American Samoa; Australia; Calamianes Islands; Chagos Islands; China; Christmas Island (Aust.); Comoros; Cook Islands; Coral Sea and GBR; Davao Gulf; Djibouti; Egypt; Erh-jen-shi; Fiji Islands; French Polynesia; Great Barrier Reef; Guam; Gulf of Aqaba; Hsiao-liu-chiu; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia.; Indonesia; Indonesian Sea; Japan; Jordan; Kenya; Kimbe Bay; Kuroshio Current; Lagonoy Gulf; Lingayen Gulf; Lutao Island; Madagascar; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mauritius; Micronesia,Fed.States of; Milne Bay; Mozambique; New Caledonia; North Australian Shelf; North Marianas; Northwest Australian Shelf; Ogasawara Islands; Pacific Ocean; Pacific, Eastern Central; Pacific, Northwest; Pacific, Western Central; Palau; Panay Gulf; Papua New Guinea; Peng-hu Island; Philippines; Polynesian Waters; Ragay Gulf; Red Sea; Ryukyu Islands; Samoa; San Miguel Bay; Seychelles; Singapore; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; South China Sea; Spratly Islands; Sri Lanka; Sulu-Celebes Sea; Tahiti; Taiwan; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Thailand; Tonga; Tuamoto Islands; Tubbataha Reefs; Vanuatu; Verde Island Passage; Viet Nam; Yellow Sea;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Clownfish and their Host Anemones ;; NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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