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Yellowface Angelfish

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Popular Name: Yellowface Angelfish
Species: Pomacanthus xanthometopon

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Yellowface Angelfish

Description of the Yellowface Angelfish
The Yellowface Angelfish is also known as the Yellowmask Angelfish and Blueface Angelfish. Like other species of Angelfish the coloring of the Juvenile varies greatly from the mature adult. The juvenile can be recognised by its bright yellow, black and blue stripes while the adult as the picture above shows has a yellow mask around its eyes and a yellow tail with a false eyespot on the dorsal fin to fool its predators!
 

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

  • Size: Up to 38cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temp: 22 to 25 Degrees. PH 8.1 to 8.4

  • Diet / Feeding: Mysis Shrimp, Marine Algae, Dried, Flake or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Aggressive to other Angelfish

  • Behaviour: Not reef safe, will nip at soft coral

  • Range: Indian and Pacific Ocean

Scientific Classification of the Yellowface 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 xanthometopon

  • Popular Name: Yellowface Angelfish - Yellowmask Angelfish -  Blueface Angelfish - Yellowface

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Pomacanthidae

Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Yellowface 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 Yellowface Angelfish slimy?
Yellowface Angelfish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Yellowface 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 Yellowface Angelfish have gills?
Gills enable the Yellowface 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 Yellowface 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 Yellowface Angelfish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.

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

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

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

Interesting Facts and Information about Yellowface Angelfish
 

Yellowface Angelfish

  • Interesting Information about Yellowface Angelfish

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

  • Why do the Yellowface Angelfish have gills?

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

  • Species: Pomacanthus xanthometopon

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