Genicanthus spinus Randall, 1975
Pitcairn angelfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 40 - 100 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Cook Islands to Ducie Atoll (Pitcairn).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rock and coral reef at depths of 30 to at least 60 m. Occurs in aggregations that swim high above the bottom; harems of 2-5 individuals. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, although some benthic material is probably consumed (Ref. 4858). Almost never exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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