Lamarck's Angelfish, Genicanthus lamarck (Lacépède 1802)


A male Lamarck's Angelfish, Genicanthus lamarck, at Puerto Galera, Philippines. Source: Paddy Ryan / http://www.ryanphotographic.com/. License: All rights reserved

Summary:
A pale greyish to whitish angelfish with four irregular black wavy stripes along the sides (adults), and a broad black submarginal band on the dorsal fin. The uppermost stripe is broader in females and juveniles. Males have a yellow patch on top of the head, and very prolonged caudal-fin lobes.

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Lamarck's Angelfish, Genicanthus lamarck (Lacépède 1802)

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Distribution

Recorded in the Australian EEZ from Ashmore Reef and Cartier Island, Timor Sea, and Escape Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Elsewhere, widespread in the West Pacific from the Indo-Malayan region to the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to the Great Barrier Reef at depths of 10-50 m.

Inhabits rich coral areas on seaward coral and rocky reef slopes and steep drop-offs. Usually feeds on zooplankton above the bottom in small harems with a dominant male and 2-6 females.

Species Citation

Holacanthus lamarck Lacépède, 1802, Hist. Nat. Poiss. 4: 526, 530. Type locality: unknown.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Lamarck's Angelfish, Genicanthus lamarck (Lacépède 1802)

References


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls.

Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. 2012. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Perth : Tropical Reef Research 3 vols, 1260 pp.

Allen, G.R., Steene, R. & Allen, M. 1998. A Guide to Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes. Cairns : Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research 250 pp. figs.

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Lacépède, B.G. 1802. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons. Paris : chez Plassan Vol. 4 728 pp. 16 pls.

Pyle, R. 2001. Chaetodontidae, Pomacanthidae. pp. 3224-3286 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, V.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 5 2791-3379 pp.

Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & Steene, R. 1990. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Bathurst : Crawford House Press 507 pp. figs.

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Steene, R.C. 1978. Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. Australia. Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed Vol. 1 144 pp. 216 figs.

Swainson, W. 1839. The natural history and classification of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles. In, Lardner, D. The Cabinet of Natural History. Vol. 2 London : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, and John Taylor 452 pp. 135 figs.

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37365070

Biology:Able to change sex

Conservation:IUCN Least Concern

Depth:10-50 m

Fishing:Aquarium fish

Habitat:Reef associated

Max Size:25 cm TL

Species Maps

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