Vermiculated angelfish

The Vermiculated angelfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 1 - 20 m environment.

The Vermiculated Angelfish's body is white behind the eye, gradually changing to dark grey posteriorly. The snout is yellow and a broad black band passes through the eye. The caudal fin is grey-blue or yellow. More

The Vermiculated Angelfish or as it is also commonly know as the Singapore Angelfish comes from the tropical western pacific, extending from as far north as Japan to Australia in the south. It is found inhabiting shallow reefs and lagoons up to 60 feet in depth. More

The Vermiculated Angelfish is sometimes mistaken for the Butterfly fish, and thus, given the name Red Sea Butterfly fish as well. Although they do look like a Butterfly fish, they are an angelfish, and have many different properties and traits than a Butterfly fish. More

* In the wild, one may be able to find a Vermiculated Angelfish in the reefs with continental shelves. Many would encourage you to have a well-establish tank before you introduce the Vermiculated Angelfish to the aquarium.Loading... More

Vermiculated Angelfish occurs in tropical marine waters of the Western Pacific, from South-east Asia, north to Japan, south to Australia and east to the Solomon Islands. More

The Singapore Angelfish, also known as the Vermiculated Angelfish, has been likened to a butterflyfish in body structure. Blue lips and a yellow nose abruptly change to a black vertical band over the eyes, resembling a mask. More

Common names

Alibangbang in Tagalog
Alibangbang in Visayan
Angel marmut in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Bagang in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Baro-baro in Tagalog
Boray-boray in Tagalog
Boray-boray in Visayan
Chirimen-yakko in Japanese (日本語)
emperor butterflyfish in English
Hvidstrålet kejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Inggu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Kalaykalay in Tagbanwa Calamian
Kulibangbang in Ilokano
Paro-paro in Tagalog
Paru-parang dagat in Tagalog
Poisson-ange vermiculé in French (français)
Red Sea butterflyfish in English
Tapay-tapay in Visayan
Ustnik cesarski in Polish (polski)
Vermiculate angelfish in English
Vermiculated angelfish in English
Verniculate angelfish in English
中白荷包魚 in Mandarin Chinese
中白荷包鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
黃尾荷包魚 in Mandarin Chinese
黄尾荷包鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Picture of Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial.
Original source: FishBase
Permission: Some rights reserved
Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Chaetodontoplus
Species : Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
Authority : Bloch, 1787