Vermiculated Angelfish

Common Name: Vermiculated Angelfish

Scientific Name: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus


The Vermiculated Angelfish's body is white behind the eye, gradually changing to dark grey posteriorly. The snout is yellow and a broad black band passes through the eye. The caudal fin is grey-blue or yellow.


This species grows to 18cm in length. Vermiculated Angelfish inhabit inner coral reefs and lagoons. This fish is often seen in pairs or as solitary individuals.


The Vermiculated Angelfish feeds on sponges, sea squirts, salps and algae.

Location or Region Found

It is found in depths from 1m to 20m. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific, from South-east Asia, north to Japan, south to Australia and east to the Solomon Islands.

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