Pomacanthus xanthometopon   (Bleeker,  1853) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Perciformes
Family:Pomacanthidae

Description

Max. size: 38 cm TL

Dorsal spines (total): 13 - 14, Dorsal soft rays (total): 16 - 18, Anal spines: 3, Anal soft rays: 16 – 18.

Synonym (s)
Euxiphipops xanthometopon (Bleeker, 1853)
Holacanthus xanthometopon Bleeker, 1853

Common Name (s)
• Yellow Masked Angelfish (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Fisheries, aquarium )

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated
Prey:  Feeds on sponges and other encrusting organisms and tunicates

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • James, C; O'Farrell, S; Hamylton, S; Ingwersen, C and Walker, R The coral reef resources of Mu Ko Surin national park, Thailand Coral Cay Conservation Available at - www.coralcay.org
  • Allen, GR and Mohammed, A (2003) Coral Reef Fishes of Indonesia Zoological Studies 42(1) 26299 Available at - Digital Information Resource Center, Pune.
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Talwar, PK (1990) Fishes of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: A synoptic survey Journal of the Andaman Science Association Andaman Science Association, Port Blair 6(2) 71-102 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • www.diverosa.com Available at - http://www.diverosa.com/

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