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 Aruba, Roatan 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.
at Smith’s Reef (Turks and Caicos Islands) © misting2
at Caneel Bay (US Virgin Islands) © nst56
at West Bay (Roatán) © nst56
at Bahia Principe (Mexico)
at Cayo de Agua (Venezuela) © cailly-bruno
at Cayo Alcatracito (Cuba) © cailly-bruno
at West Bay (Roatán)
at Boca Catalina (Aruba) © azwicker
at Tankah Bay (Mexico) © rolo
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