The Blue-Girdled Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) is a marine (saltwater) tropical fish. It is also known as the Majestic Angelfish.
The Blue-Girdled Angelfish has a flat rectangular-shaped body with an elongated nose. Its dorsal (back) fin is large and rounded. It is mostly yellow or white, with blue patches and blue lips. It has a spine protruding behind its underbelly fin.
It grows to about 24 centimetres (10 inches) in length.
The Blue-Girdled Angelfish is native to the eastern part of the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It prefers coral reefs and lagoons.
It lives on sponges and marine invertebrate animals.
It is often seen in pairs.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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