Pearlscale Angelfish, Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker 1853)

Other Names: Pearlscaled Angelfish, Pearl-scaled Angelfish, Pearly-scaled Angelfish

A Pearlscale Angelfish, Centropyge vroliki, at Kri Eco, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. Source: Paddy Ryan / License: All rights reserved

A pale greyish to brownish pygmy angelfish with whitish scale centres that become black on the rear of the body, gill opening and pectoral-fin base orange, and caudal fin and rear of dorsal and anal fins with a blue margin. 

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Bray, D.J. 2017, Centropyge vrolikii in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024,

Pearlscale Angelfish, Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker 1853)


DiBattista JD, Gaither MR, Hobbs JA, Rocha LA, Bowen BW. 2016 Angelfishes, paper tigers, and the devilish taxonomy of the Centropyge flavissima complex. Journal of Heredity107(7): 647-653. DOI:10.1093/jhered/esw062 Abstract

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CAAB Code:37365032

Biology:Able to change sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

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