Blueface Angelfish, Pomacanthus xanthometopon (Bleeker 1853)

Other Names: Blue-face Angelfish, Bluefaced Angelfish, Yellow-faced Angelfish, Yellowmask Angelfish

A Blueface Angelfish, Pomacanthus xanthometopon, at Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Source: Ian V. Shaw / Reef Life Survey. License: CC by Attribution

The Blueface Angelfish has an elaborate mask on its face, including a bright yellow bar through the eye and a blue mesh-like pattern on the cheeks.

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Dianne J. Bray, Pomacanthus xanthometopon in Fishes of Australia, accessed 02 Dec 2021,

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CAAB Code:37365081

Depth:5-30 m

Habitat:Reef associated

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