Centropyge bispinosa (Gunther, 1860)

Centropyge bispinosa
Centropyge bispinosa
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Sunday, 26 April 1998
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
19m
Centropyge bispinosa
Centropyge bispinosa
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Friday, 4 January 2013
Location: 
Nth Solitary Island
Depth: 
14m
Common name: Coral Beauty
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Widespread tropical Indo-Pacific, East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island. In Australia recorded from northern Western Australia, Queensland south to northern New South Wales and including Lord Howe Island.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents lagoon and seaward reef slopes, with rich coral growth. Recorded to depths of 55 metres.

Additional Notes:

Secretive, with wide colour variation. Feeds on algae, sponges and coral. One of the smaller angelfish species, it grows to about 10cm.

References:

R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.220.

FishBase. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2018. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://fishbase.ca/summary/Centropyge-bispinosa.html. Accessed 30/04/18.