Queen angelfish

Holacanthus ciliaris

Queen angelfish

Blue angelfish, golden angelfish, queen angel, yellow angelfish

Distribution: western Atlantic, from Florida and Bermuda to Brazil. Present throughout the Caribbean Sea, for example in ArubaRoatan and the Mayan Riviera.

As most of angelfish species, Holacanthus ciliaris go through dramatic aspect changes with growth, and the juveniles are colored very differently from the adults.

Spots where Holacanthus ciliaris has been spotted by snorkelers

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