Genicanthus semicinctus (Waite, 1900)
Halfbanded angelfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 100 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Southwest Pacific: considered as endemic in Lord Howe Island. Only one specimen found in Raoul Island, Kermadec Islands.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-17. Description: Male dorsal with bars vertical wavy closely-spaced, reaching to midlateral, ventral white, midlateral horizontal bar extending to head curving around eyes. Female head with two bars black, caudal fin margin black. Body depth 2.0-2.2 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 46-48 (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits deep coral reef areas (Ref. 4759). Also found in rocky reefs. May be found in groups (Ref. 90102).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 16.06.94
Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 25.04.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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