Centropyge aurantonotus Burgess, 1974
Flameback angelfish
Centropyge aurantonotus
photo by Macieira, R.M.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 12 - 200 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: southern Caribbean Islands to São Paulo, Brazil (Ref. 40101).
Diagnosis:  Closely resembles C. acanthops. Head, back and dorsal fin golden yellow; sides, caudal, and anal fins dark blue with numerous black spots. Eye with a narrow blue ring around it.
Biology:  Common among isolated patches of staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis. Feeds mainly on algae and sponges (Ref. 47377).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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