Fish ID: Regal Angelfish

Angelfish regal ci
Family Angelfish (POMACANTHIDAE)
species Pygoplites diacanthus
size To 25cm
locality Lagoons and outer reefs 1-40m
behaviour Solitary or in pairs
range Red Sea and most of tropical pacific

Distinctive vertical blue, white and gold (colours of the King – hence Regal) banding and a dark patch around the eye.