Conspicuous Angelfish

Common Name: Conspicuous Angelfish
Scientific Name: Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus


The Conspicuous Angelfish can be recognised by its colouration. Adults are blue-grey dorsally grading to a dusky colour below. The face is yellow with blue on the operculum and around the eye. The dorsal and anal fins are dark at the base and pale along the outermost margins. The caudal and pectoral fins are yellow basally. Juveniles are black with a greenish-white dorsal fin.

This species has a large spine projecting horizontally from the corner of the preoperculum.


The Conspicuous Angelfish grows to 25cm in length and is a highly prized species in the aquarium trade.

Location or Region Found

It is found on coral and rocky reefs down to a depth of 40m. Juveniles live in shallower water in protected harbours and bays.

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