Two species of angelfish (Pomacanthidae) new to Sri Lanka

 

ARJAN RAJASURIYA AND NISHAN PERERA

Abstract

Two species of angelfish, namely Apolemichthys trimaculatus and Centropyge flavicauda, that have not been previously recorded in Sri Lanka are reported from reef environments in the southern and northwestern regions. Previously, nine species of angelfish belonging to four genera have been listed in Sri Lanka. Among the large angelfishes, Pomacanthus annularis, P. semicirculatus, and P. imperator are common, whilst Pygoplites diacanthus is extremely rare, Apolemichthys xanthurus is a medium sized angelfish commonly found in Sri Lanka. Four species of pygmy angelfish are also recorded, namely Centropyge multispinis, C. flavipectoralis, C. eibli and C. bispinosus, of which the latter is considered to be extremely rare.

 

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