Yellowbar angelfish, also known as the Halfmoon Angelfish, Yellow-Marked Angelfish, Yellowband Angelfish, Yellow-Blotched Angelfish, or by its scientific name Pomacanthus maculosus, is a type of marine fish with ray-like fins.
It belongs to the Pomacanthidae family of marine angelfish.
This species can be found in the western Indian Ocean and, more recently, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
These fish are more commonly found in areas with silty reefs rather than in places with rich coral growth.
Yellowbar angelfish is not considered reef safe, meaning it may not be suitable for a reef aquarium as it could potentially harm the corals or other inhabitants.
Yellowbar Angelfish Interesting Facts
- Yellowbar angelfish is also known as the halfmoon angelfish, yellow-marked angelfish, and by other names.
- They live in the western Indian Ocean and have recently been found in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
- Yellowbar angelfish are more commonly found in silty reef areas than rich coral growth habitats.
- They are not considered safe for a reef aquarium.
Yellowbar Angelfish Habitat
Yellowbar angelfish is a marine fish found in various parts of the world.
It’s native to the western Indian Ocean, ranging from the Persian Gulf to the coast of Mozambique in East Africa.
This fish has also been spotted in the Mediterranean Sea, the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean (including Brazil, Florida, and the Canary Islands), and the Central Pacific.
Yellowbar angelfish lives in marine environments and is closely associated with reefs.
It does not migrate and can be found at depths of 4 to 50 meters (13 to 164 feet).
This fish thrives in tropical waters, specifically within the coordinates of 30°N – 33°S latitude and 24°E – 65°E longitude.
Yellowbar Angelfish Physical Characteristics
Size: Common Length: 7.9 inches (20 centimeters), Max Length: 19.7 inches (50 centimeters)
Yellowbar angelfish reaches maturity at a length of around 21.6 cm (about 8.5 inches).
The maximum length of this fish is 50.0 cm (about 19.7 inches). The common length is around 20.0 cm (about 7.9 inches).
Yellowbar angelfish has 12 to 13 dorsal spines (the rigid, pointy parts on its back), 21 dorsal soft rays (the flexible parts on its back), 3 anal spines (the rigid, pointy parts near its rear), and 19 to 20 anal soft rays (the flexible parts near its rear).