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Centropyge bicolor

Centropyge bicolor

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: Centropyge bicolor

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The bicolor angelfish (Centropyge bicolor) is a marine angelfish, with an easily recognisable yellow front and a dark blue rear completed with a yellow tail. This species is widely distributed in the South Pacific. The bicolor angel fish has a maximum size at just under 10 cm making it a relatively large member of the Centropyge (Dwarf Angelfish) genus.

Despite being favored by many aquarists, the bicolor angelfish can be very difficult to keep, even experts often find it difficult to make them pass through the initial acclimation period.

References

* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Centropyge bicolor" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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