Emperor Angelfish

Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) in Thailand Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) in Thailand
Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)

Credit: Helen Holmgren

Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) JUVENILE

Credit: Alvaro Herrero

Emperor Angelfish Pomacanthus imperator

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is a popular reef fish found in tropical and sub-tropilal seas around the Indo-Pacific region. It has striking colouration, and this makes it popular with divers, but also those who keep fish in aquaria. The juveniles of the species have very different markings and colours, which are equally attractive.

Scientific Rank
Chordata (Chordates)
Order: Perciformes (Perch-Like Fish)
Family: Pomacanthidae (Pomacanthidae)
Genus: Pomacanthus (Pomacanthus)
Species: Pomacanthus imperator
Average Size: 30 centimetres

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