Centropyge colini Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974
Cocos-Keeling angelfish
Centropyge colini
photo by Lougher, T.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 20 - 100 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Atoll, parts of Indonesia, Palau (Belau), Guam, Fiji, and the Marshall Islands (Ref. 48391). Also in Indonesia (BPBM 34195).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-17. Description: Back and adjacent dorsal fin purple; rest of the body and fins lemon yellow. Eye with thin purple ring around it (Ref. 1602). Body depth 1.7-1.8 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 47-48 (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  This rare species is a secretive dweller of crevices and clefts in caves of outer reef drop-offs (Ref. 1602). Natural diet unknown; forms harems of 3-7 individuals. Almost never exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.02.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 11.06.94

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