Emperor angelfish

As it grows older, it undergoes a metamorphosis that is nothing short of extraordinary

Francois Libert

The Emperor Angelfish is a marine gem that captivates all who encounter it with its splendid coloration and commanding presence. It is a true masterpiece of the sea, adorned with a vivid palette that creates an underwater symphony of color. Bold stripes and intricate patterns grace its body as electric blues, regal purples, and vibrant yellows converge to create a visual spectacle that rivals the world’s most exquisite artworks.

However, the allure of the Emperor angelfish extends far beyond its radiant appearance. These remarkable fish are renowned for their territorial disposition, establishing a sovereign realm within the coral reef. With a regal demeanor, they defend their chosen domain with unwavering assertiveness, ensuring that their territory remains an inviolable sanctuary amidst the bustling reef community.

Its astonishing metamorphosis as it progresses through life stages sets the Emperor angelfish apart. As a juvenile, it dazzles with a striking combination of black and electric blue hues, a stark contrast to its adult form. Yet, the most enchanting transformation occurs as it matures into its majestic adult self. During this process, it undergoes a breathtaking change, unveiling a palette of vibrant blues, regal purples, and radiant yellows. This metamorphosis is a testament to the intricate beauty of nature and a reminder of the wonders that dwell beneath the waves.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Indian Ocean
2009
Pacific Ocean
2009
Red Sea
2009
American Samoa
2009
Australia
2009
Bahrain
2009
Bangladesh
2009
British Indian T.
2009
Cambodia
2009
China
2009
Christmas Island
2009
Cocos Is. (Keeling)
2009
Comoros
2009
Cook Islands
2009
Djibouti
2009
Egypt
2009
Eritrea
2009
Fiji
2009
French Polynesia
2009
French Southern T.
2009
Mozambique Channel Is.
Guam
2009
Hong Kong
2009
India
2009
Nicobar Is., Andaman Is.
Indonesia
2009
Iran
2009
Iraq
2009
Israel
2009
Japan
2009
Jordan
2009
Kenya
2009
Kiribati
2009
Phoenix Is.
Kuwait
2009
Madagascar
2009
Malaysia
2009
Maldives
2009
Marshall Islands
2009
Mauritius
2009
Mayotte
2009
Micronesia
2009
Mozambique
2009
Myanmar
2009
Nauru
2009
New Caledonia
2009
Niue
2009
Nort. Mariana Is.
2009
Oman
2009
Pakistan
2009
Palau
2009
Papua New Guinea
2009
Philippines
2009
Pitcairn
2009
Qatar
2009
Réunion
2009
Samoa
2009
Saudi Arabia
2009
Seychelles
2009
Singapore
2009
Solomon Islands
2009
Somalia
2009
Sri Lanka
2009
Sudan
2009
Taiwan
2009
Tanzania
2009
Thailand
2009
Tokelau
2009
Tonga
2009
Tuvalu
2009
UAE
2009
US Minor Is.
2009
United States
2009
Hawaiian Is.
Vanuatu
2009
Vietnam
2009
Wallis & Futuna
2009
Yemen
2009

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No