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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

Genus: Centropyge

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Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Centropyge abei Allen, Young & Colin, 2006

Photo by Photo by Stender, K.
 
Centropyge abei
[Abe's angelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Centropyge acanthops (Norman, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge acanthops
[Orangeback angelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Centropyge argi Woods & Kanazawa, 1951

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge argi
[Cherubfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge aurantia Randall & Wass, 1974

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Centropyge aurantia
[Golden angelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Centropyge aurantonotus Burgess, 1974

Photo by Photo by Macieira, R.M.
 
Centropyge aurantonotus
[Flameback angelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centropyge bicolor (Bloch, 1787)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge bicolor
[Bicolor angelfish]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge bispinosa (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge bispinosa
[Twospined angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Centropyge boylei Pyle & Randall, 1992

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge boylei
[Peppermint angelfish]
No picture found


 
Centropyge cocosensis
[Cocos pygmy angelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge colini Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974

Photo by Photo by Lougher, T.
 
Centropyge colini
[Cocos-Keeling angelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge debelius Pyle, 1990

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Centropyge debelius
[Blue Mauritius angelfish]



South Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Centropyge deborae Shen, Ho & Chang, 2012

Photo by Photo by Carlson, B.
 
Centropyge deborae
[Blue Velvet Angelfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centropyge eibli Klausewitz, 1963

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge eibli
[Blacktail angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge ferrugata Randall & Burgess, 1972

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Centropyge ferrugata
[Rusty angelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm TL
Centropyge fisheri (Snyder, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge fisheri
[Orange angelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge flavipectoralis Randall & Klausewitz, 1977

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge flavipectoralis
[Yellowfin angelfish]



Western Central Pacific.
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge flavissima
[Lemonpeel angelfish]



Indo-Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Centropyge heraldi Woods & Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge heraldi
[Yellow angelfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge hotumatua Randall & Caldwell, 1973

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge hotumatua
[Blackear angelfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centropyge interrupta (Tanaka, 1918)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge interrupta
[Japanese angelfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge joculator Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge joculator
[Yellowhead angelfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centropyge loriculus (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge loriculus
[Flame angel]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge multicolor Randall & Wass, 1974

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Centropyge multicolor
[Multicolor angelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Centropyge multispinis (Playfair, 1867)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge multispinis
[Dusky angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge nahackyi Kosaki, 1989

Photo by Photo by Lyda, C.M.
 
Centropyge nahackyi
[Nahacky's angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Centropyge narcosis Pyle & Randall, 1993

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge narcosis
[Narc angelfish]



Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Centropyge nigriocella Woods & Schultz, 1953

Photo by Photo by Pyle, R.L.
 
Centropyge nigriocella
[Blackspot angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge nox (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Centropyge nox
[Midnight angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Centropyge potteri (Jordan & Metz, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Centropyge potteri
[Russet angelfish]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Centropyge resplendens Lubbock & Sankey, 1975

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Centropyge resplendens
[Resplendent angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Centropyge shepardi Randall & Yasuda, 1979

Photo by Photo by Fraser, J.
 
Centropyge shepardi
[Mango angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Centropyge tibicen (Cuvier, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge tibicen
[Keyhole angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm NG
Centropyge venusta (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1969)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Centropyge venusta
[Purplemask angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker, 1853)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Centropyge vrolikii
[Pearlscale angelfish]
No picture found


 
Centropyge woodheadi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Centropyge abei Abe's angelfish Western Pacific 9.1 SL 2006
Centropyge acanthops Orangeback angelfish Western Indian Ocean 8 TL 1922
Centropyge argi Cherubfish Western Atlantic 8 TL 1951
Centropyge aurantia Golden angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1974
Centropyge aurantonotus Flameback angelfish Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1974
Centropyge bicolor Bicolor angelfish Indo-Pacific 15 TL 1787
Centropyge bispinosa Twospined angelfish Indo-Pacific 10 TL 1860
Centropyge boylei Peppermint angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 7 TL 1992
Centropyge cocosensis Cocos pygmy angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 2016
Centropyge colini Cocos-Keeling angelfish Indo-West Pacific 9 TL 1974
Centropyge debelius Blue Mauritius angelfish Western Indian Ocean 9 TL 1990
Centropyge deborae Blue Velvet Angelfish South Pacific Ocean 7.0 SL 2012
Centropyge eibli Blacktail angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1963
Centropyge ferrugata Rusty angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1972
Centropyge fisheri Orange angelfish Indo-West Pacific 8.4 TL 1904
Centropyge flavipectoralis Yellowfin angelfish Western Indian Ocean 10 TL 1977
Centropyge flavissima Lemonpeel angelfish Western Central Pacific. 14 TL 1831
Centropyge heraldi Yellow angelfish Indo-Pacific Ocean 12 TL 1953
Centropyge hotumatua Blackear angelfish Eastern Pacific 10 TL 1973
Centropyge interrupta Japanese angelfish Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1918
Centropyge joculator Yellowhead angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 9 TL 1974
Centropyge loriculus Flame angel Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1874
Centropyge multicolor Multicolor angelfish Pacific Ocean 9 TL 1974
Centropyge multispinis Dusky angelfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1867
Centropyge nahackyi Nahacky's angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 9 TL 1989
Centropyge narcosis Narc angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1993
Centropyge nigriocella Blackspot angelfish Pacific Ocean 6 TL 1953
Centropyge nox Midnight angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1853
Centropyge potteri Russet angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 10 TL 1912
Centropyge resplendens Resplendent angelfish Southeast Atlantic 6 TL 1975
Centropyge shepardi Mango angelfish Western Pacific 9 TL 1979
Centropyge tibicen Keyhole angelfish Western Pacific 19 TL 1831
Centropyge venusta Purplemask angelfish Western Pacific 12 NG 1969
Centropyge vrolikii Pearlscale angelfish Western Pacific 12 TL 1853
Centropyge woodheadi Southwestern Pacific 1998



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