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Genus Paracentropyge Angelfishes

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Paracentropyges

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Paracentropyge boylei Pyle & Randall 1992, Boyle's (for Chip Boyle)(2), or Peppermint Dwarf Angel. So far only found in deep water in Rarotonga in the South Pacific Ocean. 

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Paracentropyge multifasciatus (Smith & Radcliffe 1911), the Multi-Barred Angel (2). More deep-bodied than other Centropyge and with 13 versus the usual 14, 15 dorsal rays of other dwarfs. Not imported regularly in any numbers. Indo-Pacific; Cocos Keeling to the Society Islands, GBR and Micronesia. To 11 cm. Shy and retiring species. An aquarium specimen and one in Mabul, Malaysia.

Paracentropyge venustus (Yasuda & Tominaga 1969), Venustus, Purple-Mask or Blue-Backed Angelfish (3). Formerly of the genus Centropyge, now placed in the genus Sumireyakko, and mis-placed by some authors in the genus Sumireyakko. Western Pacific rim. To five inches in length. Aquarium pix of a 3.5 cm. specimen by Hiroyuki Tanaka and adult by RMF.

 

Bibliography/Further Reading: 

Allen, Gerald, Roger Steene & Mark Allen. 1998. A Guide to Angelfishes & Butterflyfishes. Tropical Reef Research/Odyssey Publishing, Singapore/San Diego. 250pp.


Angelfishes for  Marine Aquariums
Diversity, Selection & Care

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