Yellowtail Angelfish

Common Name: Yellowtail Angelfish

Scientific Name: Chaetodontoplus meredithi


The Yellowtail Angelfish can be recognised by its colouration. Its head is blue with yellow spots. Juveniles have a white band behind the head that darkens as the fish grows. The nape, breast and caudal fin are yellow. The body is black

The Yellowtail Angelfish is also known as Meredith's Angelfish, Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish and Yellow-finned Angelfish.

Like all angelfishes, the Yellowtail Angelfish has a stout preopercular spine.


The Yellowtail Angelfish grows to 25 cm in length.

Location or Region Found

This species is endemic to Australia. It occurs in tropical and warm temperate marine waters from northern Queensland to the central coast of New South Wales. It is also known from Lord Howe Island.

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