Pomacanthus maculosus (Forsskål, 1775)
Yellowbar angelfish
photo by Field, R.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  50 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 4 - 50 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to at least 13°S (Ref. 10629). Mediterranean (Ref. 96519).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 12-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-21; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 19-20
Biology:  More often in silty reef areas than in rich coral growth (Ref. 30573). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.04.93
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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