Blueface Angelfish

Common Name: Blueface Angelfish
Scientific Name: Pomacanthus xanthometopon


The Blueface Angelfish can be recognised by its distinctive colour pattern. It has a blue reticulated pattern over much of the head and a yellow 'mask' over the eyes. The breast, pectoral fin and caudal fin are yellow. There is a large black spot posteriorly on the dorsal fin. The scales are blue with yellow margins.

It has also been called the Yellow-faced Angelfish and Yellowmask Angelfish.


The species grows to about 38 cm in length.

Location or Region Found

It occurs on coral reefs and in tropical inshore waters of the Eastern Indian and Western Pacific Oceans

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