Clipperton angelfish

The Clipperton angelfish lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine environment.

The Clipperton Angelfish (Holacanthus limbaughi) is a true rarity in our hobby. More

Clipperton Angelfish, Pomacanthus limbaughi Baldwin 1963. Photo by J.C. Delbeek, courtesy Waikiki Aquarium. Clipperton Island lies 1200 km southwest of Mexico in the eastern Pacific and is the only known location where P. limbaughi can be found. More

Clipperton angelfish; Clipperton cardinal soldierfish; Angelfish; Purplemask angelfish; Blackspot angelfish; Resplendent angelfish; Pearlscale angelfish; Mango angelfish; Yellow angelfish; Barred angelfish; Whitetail angelfish; Dusky angelfish; Midnight angelfish; Russet angelfish; Blacktail angelfish; Flameback angelfish; Yellowfin angelfish; Yellowhead angelfish; Japanese angelfish; More

* Holacanthus limbaughi - Clipperton Angelfish, Clipperton angelfish * Holacanthus passer - King Angelfish, King angelfish * Holacanthus tricolor - Rock Beauty español Overview More

The Clipperton angelfish is a very rare fish in the marine aquarium trade because it only comes from tiny Clipperton Atoll, an administrative territory of France which is roughly halfway between the Galapagos and the Revillagigedos. More

Robinson that about half of the Clipperton angelfish were juveniles which we will be very interested to see for ourselves. The Clipperton angelfish were seized in San Francisco because of improper declaration of the rarities had them labeled as Passer angelfish, Holacanthus passer. More

Common names

Angelfish in English
Clipperton angelfish in English
Clipperton-kejserfisk in Danish (dansk)
Muñeca in sp
林博氏刺蝶魚 in Mandarin Chinese
林博氏刺蝶魚 in Unknown
林博氏刺蝶鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
林博氏刺蝶鱼 in Unknown

Order : Perciformes
Family : Pomacanthidae
Genus : Holacanthus
Species : Holacanthus limbaughi
Authority : Baldwin, 1963