Apolemichthys xanthotis (Fraser-Brunner, 1950)
Yellow-ear angelfish
Apolemichthys xanthotis
photo by Hermosa, Jr., G.V.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  20 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 10 - 35 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba, Gulf of Aden.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits coral-rich areas (Ref. 9710). Often in pairs or small groups (Ref. 9710). Probably feeds on algae, sponges, and benthic invertebrates (Ref. 9710). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 17.06.94
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 22.12.05
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 12.08.94

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