French angelfish

Pomacanthus paru
  • Class:
    Ray-finned fishes (Lat. Actinopterygii)
  • Order:
    Perch-likes (Lat. Perciformes)
  • Family:
    Angelfish (Lat. Pomacanthidae)
  • Maximum size::
    41,1 cm TL
  • Habitat:
    Reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 3–100 m.
  • Climate:
    Tropical; 30˚N–23˚S
  • Distribution:
    Western Atlantic: Florida, USA and Bahamas to Brazil, including the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Antilles. Eastern Atlantic: off Ascension Island and St. Paul's Rocks.
  • Biology:
    Common in shallow reefs. Usually in pairs, often near sea fans. Feed on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians (organ-pipe shape) and tunicates.