Family Pomacanthidae - Angelfishes
  Order
:
Pomacanthidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 8 | Species : 91 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
many
  First Fossil Record
:
lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
:
Tropical Atlantic, Indian, and (mainly western) Pacific. Strongly compressed body. Angle of preopercle with a strong spine. Three spines in anal fin. Many species have an elongate extension on hind margin of soft dorsal and anal fins. Caudal fin rounded to strongly lunate with 15 branched rays. Vertebrae 24 (10+14). Striking coloration, markedly different between juveniles and adults of many species. In shallow waters of less than 20 m deep, very seldom below 50 m; generally near coral reefs. Social organizations in this group vary from monogamy, harems, promiscousity, and lekking (Ref. 38726). Several species are protogynous hermaphrodites engaging in 'haremic' social system. Pelagic spawners. Species of Centropyge feed primarily on filamentous algae and species of Genicanthus feed primarily on zooplankton; most others feed on sponges, invertebrates, algae and fish eggs. Most species do well in the aquarium, but some food specialists are difficult to maintain. Poma- = operculum, acanth- (gr.) = spine. Three basic feeding styles: predation on sessile invertebrates, herbivory and planktivory (Ref. 38503).
  Etymology
:
Greek, poma,-atos = cover + Greek, akantha = thorn ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | incertae | | | Pomacanthidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Pomacanthidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Pomacanthus arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
! Chetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymseniororiginal
Chaetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
! Pomacanthus baltcatus Cuvier, 1831
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Apolemichthys arcuatus (non Gray, 1831)
misappliedmisappliednew
Holacanthus arcuatus (non Gray, 1831)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pomacanthus asfur (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon asfur Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal
Arusetta asfur (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymseniornew
Pomacanthus maculosus (Forsskål, 1775)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon maculosus Forsskål, 1775
synonymseniororiginal
Holacanthus striatus Rüppell, 1836
synonymjuniororiginal
Pomacanthodes striatus (Rüppell, 1836)
synonymjuniornew
Pomacanthus striatus (Rüppell, 1836)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Pomacanthus annularis (Bloch, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Pomacanthus imperator (Bloch, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Holacanthus imperator (Bloch, 1787)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
! Pomacanthus imperatur (Bloch, 1787)
synonymseniornew
Chaetodon nicobariensis Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Acanthochaetodon nicobariensis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Holacanthus nicobariensis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Pomacanthus nicobariensis (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
synonymjuniornew
Pomacanthus paru (Bloch, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon paru Bloch, 1787
synonymseniororiginal
Chaetodon aureus Bloch, 1787
synonymjuniororiginal
Pomacanthus aureus (Bloch, 1787)
synonymjuniornew
Pomacanthus chrysurus (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Pomacanthus navarchus (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Euxiphipops navarchus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus reginae Liénard, 1891
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
! Pomacanthus sextriatus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Pomacanthus rhomboides (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus rhomboides Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908
synonymseniororiginal
Pomacanthus semicirculatus (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliednew
Holacanthus striatus (non Rüppell, 1836)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Pomacanthodes striatus (non Rüppell, 1836)
misappliedmisappliednew
Pomacanthus striatus (non Rüppell, 1836)
misappliedmisappliednew
Holacanthus tricolor (Bloch, 1795)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon tricolor Bloch, 1795
synonymseniororiginal
Pomacanthus tricolor (Bloch, 1795)
synonymseniornew
! Holocanthus tricolor (Bloch, 1795)
synonymseniornew
Holacanthus ciliaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon ciliaris Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Angelichthys ciliaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
! Holocanthus ciliaris (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Chaetodon parrae Bloch & Schneider, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus coronatus Desmarest, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal
! Holacanthus cornutus Desmarest, 1823
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus formosus Castelnau, 1855
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus iodocus Jordan & Rutter, 1897
synonymjuniororiginal
Angelichthys iodocus (Jordan & Rutter, 1897)
synonymjuniornew
! Holocanthus lunatus Blosser, 1909
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Holacanthus lunatus Blosser, 1909
ambiguousquestionableoriginal
Holacanthus passer Valenciennes, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniorchange in rank
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniororiginal
Angelichthys isabelita Jordan & Rutter, 1898
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus isabelita (Jordan & Rutter, 1898)
synonymjuniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Holacanthus africanus Cadenat, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
! Holocanthus africanus Cadenat, 1951
synonymseniororiginal
Holacanthus limbaughi Baldwin, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal
Genicanthus lamarck (Lacepède, 1802)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus lamarck Lacepède, 1802
synonymseniororiginal
! Genicanthus lamarcki (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
! Genicanthus lamark (Lacepède, 1802)
synonymseniornew
Genicanthus melanospilos (Bleeker, 1857)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Genicanthus caudovittatus (Günther, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge caudovittatus (Günther, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Holacanthus zebra Sauvage, 1891
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Holacanthus melanospilos (non Bleeker, 1857)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
! Geniacanthus melanospilus (non Bleeker, 1857)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
! Genicanthus melanospilus (non Bleeker, 1857)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Genicanthus semifasciatus (Kamohara, 1934)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Genicanthus watanabei (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus watanabei Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970
synonymseniororiginal
Genicanthus bellus Randall, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Genicanthus spinus Randall, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge tibicen (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus tibicen Cuvier, 1831
synonymseniororiginal
! Centriopyge tibicen (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyge tibicens (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
! Xiphipops tibicen (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge bicolor (Bloch, 1787)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon bicolor Bloch, 1787
synonymseniororiginal
! Centropyge bicolour (Bloch, 1787)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier, 1831)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Centropyge flavissimus (Cuvier, 1831)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge nox (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus nox Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge vrolikii (Bleeker, 1853)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus vrolikii Bleeker, 1853
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge vroliki (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyge vrolicki (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge bispinosa (Günther, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus bispinosus Günther, 1860
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge bispinosus (Günther, 1860)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyge hispinosus (Günther, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge multispinis (Playfair, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Centropyge multispinus (Playfair, 1867)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge bispinosus (non Günther, 1860)
misappliedmisappliednew
Centropyge loriculus (Günther, 1874)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus loriculus Günther, 1874
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge loricula (Günther, 1874)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge flammeus Woods & Schultz, 1953
synonymjuniororiginal
Centropyge fisheri (Snyder, 1904)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus fisheri Snyder, 1904
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge flavicauda Fraser-Brunner, 1933
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Centropyge potteri (Jordan & Metz, 1912)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus potteri Jordan & Metz, 1912
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge interrupta (Tanaka, 1918)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge interruptus (Tanaka, 1918)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge acanthops (Norman, 1922)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Xiphipops acanthops (Norman, 1922)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyges acanthops (Norman, 1922)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge fisheri (non Snyder, 1904)
misappliedmisappliednew
Xiphipops fisheri (non Snyder, 1904)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Xiphipops flavicauda (non Fraser-Brunner, 1933)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Centropyge argi Woods & Kanazawa, 1951
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge heraldi Woods & Schultz, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
Pomacanthus heraldi (Woods & Schultz, 1953)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge nigriocella Woods & Schultz, 1953
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centropyge nigriocellus Woods & Schultz, 1953
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge eibli Klausewitz, 1963
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge venusta (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1969)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus venustus Yasuda & Tominaga, 1969
synonymseniororiginal
Sumireyakko venustus (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1969)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyge venustus (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1969)
synonymseniornew
Paracentropyge venusta (Yasuda &Tominaga, 1969)
synonymseniornew
Centropyge ferrugata Randall & Burgess, 1972
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centropyge ferrugatus Randall & Burgess, 1972
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge hotumatua Randall & Caldwell, 1973
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge aurantia Randall & Wass, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centropyge aurantius Randall & Wass, 1974
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
! Centropyge aurantanota Burgess, 1974
synonymseniororiginal
! Centropyge aurantonota Burgess, 1974
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge colini Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge joculator Smith-Vaniz & Randall, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge multicolor Randall & Wass, 1974
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge resplendens Lubbock & Sankey, 1975
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge flavipectoralis Randall & Klausewitz, 1977
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge shepardi Randall & Yasuda, 1979
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge nahackyi Kosaki, 1989
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge fisheri (non Snyder, 1904)
misappliedmisappliednew
Centropyge interruptus (non Tanaka, 1918)
misappliedmisappliednew
Centropyge boylei Pyle & Randall, 1992
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge narcosis Pyle & Randall, 1993
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge abei Allen, Young & Colin, 2006
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge deborae Shen, Ho & Chang, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge cocosensis Shen, Chang, Delrieu-Trottin & Borsa, 2016
acceptedseniororiginal
Centropyge flavissima (non Cuvier, 1831)
misappliedmisappliednew
Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1844)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus septentrionalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus duboulayi (Günther, 1867)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus duboulayi Günther, 1867
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus personifer (McCulloch, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus personifer McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus Yasuda & Tominaga, 1976
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus vanderloosi Allen & Steene, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus poliourus Randall & Rocha, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Chaetodontoplus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
Chaetodontoplus sp. 1 Not applicable
synonymotherother
Pygoplites diacanthus (Boddaert, 1772)
acceptedseniornew
Chaetodon diacanthus Boddaert, 1772
synonymseniororiginal
Holacanthus diacanthus (Boddaert, 1772)
synonymseniornew
Apolemichthys xanthurus (Bennett, 1833)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus xanthurus Bennett, 1833
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Apolemichthys xanthotis (Fraser-Brunner, 1950)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus xanthotis Fraser-Brunner, 1950
synonymseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Apolemichthys guezei (Randall & Maugé, 1978)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus guezei Randall & Maugé, 1978
synonymseniororiginal
Apolemichthys griffisi (Carlson & Taylor, 1981)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus griffisi Carlson & Taylor, 1981
synonymseniororiginal
Apolemichthys kingi Heemstra, 1984
acceptedseniororiginal
Paracentropyge multifasciata (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
acceptedseniornew
Holacanthus multifasciatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1911
synonymseniororiginal
Centropyge multifasciata (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
synonymseniornew
! Centropyge multifasciatus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
synonymseniornew
! Paracentropyge multifasciatus (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
synonymseniornew
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