Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Perciformes > Pomacanthidae > Pomacanthus > Pomacanthus chrysurus

Pomacanthus chrysurus (Goldtail angelfish; Ear-spot angelfish; Earspot angelfish)

Synonyms: Holacanthus chrysurus; Pomacanthodes chrysurus
Language: Afrikaans; Danish; French; Mandarin Chinese; Portuguese

Wikipedia Abstract

The goldtail angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus) a relatively large angelfish, growing up to 33cm. It is found on reefs at depths of between 1 and 25 meters in the western Indian Ocean (South Africa including Comoros, Seychelles and Madagascar). The fish is a general black/brown colour with white vertical bands covering its body and bright blue bands covering the head, belly and anal fin, the tail of this fish is, as the name suggests, yellow. P. chrysurus is rarely seen in the aquarium industry because of its shy nature and inaccessibility of habitats.
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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Tierpark Dählhölzli

Range Map


Comoros; Djibouti; Gulf of Aden; Indian Ocean; Indian Ocean, Eastern; Indian Ocean, Western; Kenya; Madagascar; Mozambique; Seychelles; Somali Coastal Current; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Western Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden to Natal, South Africa and including Seychelles, Comoros and Madagascar.; Yemen;

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