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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

Genus: Chaetodontoplus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chaetodontoplus ballinae Ballina angelfish Southwest Pacific 1959
Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus Bluespotted angelfish Western Pacific 20 TL 1976
Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus Northwestern Pacific 8.9 SL 1975
Chaetodontoplus chrysocephalus Orangeface angelfish Western Pacific 22 TL 1855
Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus Conspicuous angelfish Western Pacific 10 TL 1900
Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus Velvet angelfish Western Central Pacific 22 TL 1860
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi Scribbled angelfish Indo-West Pacific 28 TL 1867
Chaetodontoplus melanosoma Black-velvet angelfish Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1853
Chaetodontoplus meredithi Queensland yellowtail angelfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1990
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Vermiculated angelfish Indo-West Pacific 18 TL 1787
Chaetodontoplus niger Black angelfish Western Pacific 25 TL 1966
Chaetodontoplus personifer Blueface angelfish Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1914
Chaetodontoplus poliourus Greytail angelfish Western Pacific 8.6 SL 2009
Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis Bluestriped angelfish Western Pacific 22 TL 1844
Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi Vanderloos angelfish Western Pacific 12.5 SL 2004



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