Temporal range: Late Cretaceous to Present[1]
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Grey Angelfish, Pomacanthus arcuatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Pomacanthus
Lacépède, 1802
Type species
Pomacanthus arcuatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Pomacanthus is a genus of marine angelfish that is usually found around reefs and coral. Some of the notable places one can see these vari-coloured fish includes the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Sipidan off the southern coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Generally the patterns and colors of these fish under go a major transformation from juvenile to adult forms. The juveniles may even appear to be a different species.




  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: p.560. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 


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