Fish Species

Yellowface Angelfish

Yellowface Angelfish - Description

The Yellowface Angelfish is also known as the Yellowmask Angelfish and Blueface Angelfish. Like other species of Angelfish the coloring of the Juvenile varies greatly from the mature adult.

The juvenile can be recognised by its bright yellow, black and blue stripes while the adult as the picture above shows has a yellow mask around its eyes and a yellow tail with a false eyespot on the dorsal fin to fool its predators!

Profile of the Yellowface Angelfish

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

  • Size: Up to 38cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22 to 25 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Marine Algae, Dried, Flake or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive to other Angelfish

  • Behaviour: Not reef safe, will nip at soft coral

  • Range: Indian and Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellowface 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 xanthometopon

  • Popular Name: Yellowface Angelfish - Yellowmask Angelfish -  Blueface Angelfish - Yellowface

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Angel Fish Index

Facts about Fish Species - Yellowface 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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  • Species: Pomacanthus xanthometopon

  • Popular Name: Yellowface Angelfish - Yellowmask Angelfish -  Blueface Angelfish - Yellowface

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae


 

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