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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

Genus: Genicanthus

(See list of species below)



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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Genicanthus bellus Randall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Tanaka, H.
 
Genicanthus bellus
[Ornate angelfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Genicanthus caudovittatus (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Genicanthus caudovittatus
[Zebra angelfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Genicanthus lamarck (Lacepède, 1802)

Photo by Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Genicanthus lamarck
[Blackstriped angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Genicanthus melanospilos (Bleeker, 1857)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Genicanthus melanospilos
[Spotbreast angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Genicanthus personatus Randall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Genicanthus personatus
[Masked angelfish]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Genicanthus semicinctus (Waite, 1900)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Genicanthus semicinctus
[Halfbanded angelfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Genicanthus semifasciatus (Kamohara, 1934)

Photo by Photo by Pyle, R.L.
 
Genicanthus semifasciatus
[Japanese swallow]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Genicanthus spinus Randall, 1975

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Genicanthus spinus
[Pitcairn angelfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Genicanthus takeuchii Pyle, 1997

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Genicanthus takeuchii
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Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Genicanthus watanabei (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970)

Photo by Photo by Lougher, T.
 
Genicanthus watanabei
[Blackedged angelfish]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Genicanthus bellus Ornate angelfish Eastern Indian Ocean 18 TL 1975
Genicanthus caudovittatus Zebra angelfish Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1860
Genicanthus lamarck Blackstriped angelfish Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1802
Genicanthus melanospilos Spotbreast angelfish Western Pacific 18 TL 1857
Genicanthus personatus Masked angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 21 TL 1975
Genicanthus semicinctus Halfbanded angelfish Southwest Pacific 21 TL 1900
Genicanthus semifasciatus Japanese swallow Western Pacific 21 TL 1934
Genicanthus spinus Pitcairn angelfish Eastern Pacific 35 TL 1975
Genicanthus takeuchii Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1997
Genicanthus watanabei Blackedged angelfish Pacific Ocean 15 TL 1970



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