Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
Angelfishes (Lat. Pomacanthidae)
60 cm TL
Reef-associated; depth range 2–30 m.
Western Atlantic: New England, USA to the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Common in coral reefs, usually solitary, occasionally in pairs. Feed mainly on sponges, but also takes tunicates, algae, zoantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses. Oviparous, monogamous. Flesh reported to be of excellent quality; marketed fresh and salted. Friendly toward divers. Have been reared in captivity.