Fish Species

French Angelfish

French Angelfish - Description

The French Angelfish is also referred to as simply 'Angelfish' as it is the largest Angelfish in the family Pomacanthidae.

They are monogamous and the pair will aggressively defend their territory. Like other angels, the coloring of the juvenile varies vastly from the adult fish.

The picture above shows a juvenile French angelfish, the body is black with yellow bands. The adult has a black body but the edges of its fins are yellow, it has a white chin, the outer part of the eye is yellow and there is a thin blue rim around its eye. The French angelfish is eaten, it is commonly sold at fish markets.

Profile of the French Angelfish

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

  • Size: Up to 41cm

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

  • Diet / Feeding: Sponges, Algae, Mysis Shrimp, Prepared Marine Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive and Territorial towards other Angelfish

  • Habitat: Shallow reefs at depths of up to 100m

  • Behaviour: Usually found in pairs, will both defend their territory

  • Range: Western Atlantic, Caribbean, Eastern Atlantic

Scientific Classification of the French 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 paru

  • Popular Name: French Angelfish - Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

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Facts about Fish Species - French 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.


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