Fish Species

Yellowbar Angelfish

Yellowbar Angelfish - Description

The Yellowbar Angelfish is also commonly known as the Half Moon, Blue Moon Angelfish, Maculosus Angelfish and Map Angelfish.

It is a marine Angelfish and like other angels it is very territorial and aggressive to its own species as well as smaller fish.

The coloring of the Juvenile varies greatly from the adult, the juvenile has blue, white and black bands, the yellow coloring develops as they mature. The picture on the left is of an adult Yellowbar Angelfish.

Species: Pomacanthus maculosus

Profile of the Yellowbar Angelfish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yellowbar Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 50cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4 Temp 25-27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Sponges, Shrimp and Tubeworms

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Coral and Rocky Areas at depths of up to 40ft

  • Behaviour: Territorial and Aggressive towards other Angelfish

  • Range: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellowbar Angelfish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Pomacanthus maculosus 

  • Popular Name: Yellowbar Angelfish - Half Moon - Blue Moon Angelfish - Map Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Angel Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Yellowbar Angelfish

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.

A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.


The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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