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Centropyge flavissima

Centropyge flavissima (*)

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 flavissima

Name

Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831)

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The lemonpeel angelfish (Centropyge flavissima) is an omnivorous marine angelfish. Its body is a distinctive bright yellow in colour, with a blue or white circle around the eyes and blue behind the operculum. Juveniles have a blue ring on each side. It is native to the Indo-Pacific region, where it lives in lagoons and reefs and eats marine algae.

In aquaria, it is suitable for fish only tanks. It may be kept in a reef tank, but with caution. This species is well-known for nipping at stony coral polyps and clam mantles, and may even eat soft coral polyps and zoanthids.

References

* Centropyge flavissima (TSN 646767). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved on 6 June 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Centropyge flavissima" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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