Yellowbar Angelfish

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Description of the Yellowbar Angelfish

The Yellowbar Angelfish is also commonly known as the Half Moon, Blue Moon Angelfish, Maculosus Angelfish and Map Angelfish. It is a marine Angelfish and like other angels it is very territorial and aggressive to its own species as well as smaller fish. The coloring of the Juvenile varies greatly from the adult, the juvenile has blue, white and black bands, the yellow coloring develops as they mature. The picture on the left is of an adult Yellowbar Angelfish.

Species: Pomacanthus maculosus

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Yellowbar Angelfish

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Popular Name: Yellowbar Angelfish
Species: Pomacanthus maculosus

Profile of the Yellowbar Angelfish
This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Yellowbar Angelfish species.

  • Size: Up to 50cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 8.1-8.4 Temp 25-27 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Sponges, Shrimp and Tubeworms

  • Temperament: Good Community Fish

  • Habitat: Coral and Rocky Areas at depths of up to 40ft

  • Behaviour: Territorial and Aggressive towards other Angelfish

  • Range: Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellowbar Angelfish
Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Pomacanthus maculosus 

  • Popular Name: Yellowbar Angelfish - Half Moon - Blue Moon Angelfish - Map Angelfish

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Yellowbar Angelfish?
The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!



Interesting Facts and Information - Why are Yellowbar Angelfish slimy?
Yellowbar Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Yellowbar Angelfish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.

Interesting Facts and Information -
Why do Yellowbar Angelfish have gills?
Gills enable the Yellowbar Angelfish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.

Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Yellowbar Angelfish have fins?
A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Yellowbar Angelfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Yellowbar Angelfish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Yellowbar Angelfish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Yellowbar Angelfish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement

Interesting Facts and Information about Yellowbar Angelfish

Yellowbar Angelfish

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  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Yellowbar Angelfish slimy?

  • Why do the Yellowbar Angelfish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Yellowbar Angelfish have fins?

  • Species: Pomacanthus maculosus 

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