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Scalloped hammerhead

Scalloped hammerhead

Blacktip reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitespotted wedgefish

Whitespotted wedgefish

Ocellated eagle ray

Ocellated eagle ray

Flapnose ray

Flapnose ray

Whitetail stingray

Whitetail stingray

Round ribbontail ray

Round ribbontail ray

Leopard whipray

Leopard whipray

Whitespotted surgeonfish

Whitespotted surgeonfish

Giant grouper

Giant grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Atlantic Goliath grouper

Bowmouth guitarfish

Bowmouth guitarfish

Giant moray

Giant moray

Blackspotted moray

Blackspotted moray

Emperor red snapper

Emperor red snapper

Zebra shark

Zebra shark

Spotted wobbegong

Spotted wobbegong

Brownbanded bambooshark

Brownbanded bambooshark

Longspined porcupinefish

Longspined porcupinefish

Golden trevally

Golden trevally

Sunburst butterflyfish

Sunburst butterflyfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Eyestripe surgeonfish

Green moray

Green moray

Common bluestripe snapper

Common bluestripe snapper

Five-lined snapper

Five-lined snapper

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Redbelly yellowtail fusilier

Emperor red snapper

Emperor red snapper

Bignose unicornfish

Bignose unicornfish

Humphead wrasse

Humphead wrasse

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

King angelfish

King angelfish

Silver moony

Silver moony

Bluespine unicornfish

Bluespine unicornfish

Snubnose pompano

Snubnose pompano

Indo-pacific tarpon

Indo-pacific tarpon

Chinese trumpetfish

Chinese trumpetfish

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Bluestreak cleaner wrasse

Dark-banded fusilier

Dark-banded fusilier

Potato grouper

Potato grouper

Yellowbar angelfish

Yellowbar angelfish

Facts

LatinPomacanthus maculosus
Size50 cm
FoodSponges
HabitatCoral reefs
IUCN

Least concern

LocationWestern part of the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea
Map

Colour code

Young halfmoon angelfish have a different pattern from that of the adult fish. The pattern on the young fish indicates that they do not pose a threat. When they are sexually mature, they change colour and pattern, and everything changes!

An old fish

Compared to other fish living on the coral reef, halfmoon angelfish can reach a ripe old age. Records show that one male reached the age of 22, while the oldest female reached 36.


Common octopus

Cuttlefish

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