Queen Angelfish
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Holacanthus ciliaris

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Name Queen Angel, Golden Angelfish, Blue Angelfish
Range Southwest Atlantic, western central Atlantic
Estimated Population Stable
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Holacanthus
Species • H. ciliaris
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Least Concern

The Queen Angelfish (H. ciliaris) is a large reef-dwelling Angelfish found in Florida Reef and Caribbean Reefs. It is found mostly around the warm areas of the western Atlantic Ocean.

It feeds on sponges, corals, and jellyfish (such as Moon Jellyfish) and is very popular.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated