Centropyge heraldi (Woods and Schultz, 1953)

Common Name: 
Yellow Angelfish

Rare in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Indo-Pacific distribution, from Sri Lank and Bali to the Indo-Malay archipelago and the Marshall Islands. In Australia recorded only from the Great Barrier Reef.


Ecological Notes: 

Inhabits steep outer reef slopes and occasionally lagoons. Depth to 90 m.

Additional Notes: 

Hebivorous, males may form harems with 2 to 4 females. Similar Centropyge flavissima lacks black smudge on the face and has blue rings around the eyes. Grows to 12 cm. 


R. Stuart-Smith, G. Edgar, A. Green, I. Shaw, Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland Publishers, 2015. p.221.

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