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Six-banded Angelfish

Pomacanthus sextriatus


Also known as the Six-bar Angelfish. This is quite a large species growing up to 46 cm. This one estimated closer to 30 cm. Essentially a yellow body with 6 vertical black bands spread across its sides from behind its pectoral fin to the base of the tail. Between the bands the body is covered in blue spots. The head is black with a vertical white stripe running from the forehead down behind the eye. The tail is blue and the extended dorsal and anal fins shade from yellow to blue with a blue outer edge and small light blue spots.


Found in shallow coastal reef at about 3m deep. Just off the city of Noumea in New Caledonia.


Brilliant fish especially when the sun catches it. Unfortunately an overcast day with low visibility. These images taken from video.

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Nouvelle-Calédonie, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Aug 27, 2018
Submitted on Sep 15, 2018

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