Blue-ring Angelfish

Pomacanthus annularis

The Blue-ring Angelfish occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-West Pacific, from East Africa, north to Japan, south to Indonesia and east to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Feeds on sponges, tunicates (sea squirts, salps) and zooplankton. It inhabits coral reefs and is commonly seen around caves, wrecks or jetties, and often in murky water. This fish is usually seen in pairs or as solitary individuals.

This picture was taken in the Detroit Aquarium, in August 2003.

Genus Pomacanthus
Family Pomacanthidae
Superfamily Percoidae
Suborder Percoidei
Order Perciformes
Subclass Actinopterygii
Class Osteichthyes
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
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