Clarion Angelfish: Holacanthus clarionensis
Angelfish is a name used for several different fishes, including the true angelfishes, (Pomacanthidae) and the butterfly fishes (Chaetodontidae). Angelfishes differ from butterfly fishes in having a spine near the lower edge of the gill cover. These laterally compressed fishes are among the most beautiful of the tropical reef fishes. Most species are only a few centimeters long, but some grow to 24 inches. In many species the juveniles and adults are
colored differently. The young French angelfish is black with bright yellow bands; the adult is mainly black. Like many other Angelfish, the Clarion Angel Holacanthus clarionensis feeds upon sponges, tunicates, algae, and small invertebrates
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Clarion Angelfish, Holacanthus clarionensis Statistics:
Size: 12 - 14 inches
Lifespan: Approximately 15 years.
Breeding: The juveniles are very different in appearance from the adult specimens.
Habitat: Shallow coral reefs and walls in depths of 100 ft. or less.
Diet: Sponges, algae, and small invertebrates.
Distribution: The Clarion Angelfish is found along the Gulf of California and much of the central Eastern Pacific, including San Benedicto Island
Habit: Active during the day and often lethargic at night.