|Yellowtail or Vermiculated angelfish
sometimes seen in fish traps. The adults
are found solitary or in pairs, in silty reefs and sheltered lagoons.
Features: To about 18cm. Body
oval with yellow tail, blackish, purplish brown rear portion and dorsal
and anal fins, and a black bar on the head over the eyes. Large spine
on the gill cover. Juveniles are bluish-black with white and blue
narrow bars on the sides.
An adult caught in a fish trap.
Kusu Island, Jun 04
Terumbu Pempang Tengah, Jul 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.
|What does it eat? It eats sponges,
ascidians and filamentous algae.
Human uses: It is frequently sold
in the aquarium trade.
angelfishes on Singapore shores