Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Fishes of Hawai'i

  Family Pomacanthidae - angelfishes

Centropyge potteri - Potter's angelfish

Description: rusty orange or reddish on the front and back with dark shading below and bluish lines on body.
Size: to 12.5 cm
Habitat: usually seen in 15 feet or more of depth hiding in coral heads
Diet: herbivorous algal eaters

Holacanthus arcuatus - Bandit angelfish

Description: black band through eye extending to tail; whitish ventrally
Size: to 17 cm
Habitat: found on reefs at depths from 40 to 430 ft
Diet: carnivore: feeds mostly on sponges


Last update: 1/25/2005