Genicanthus lamarck (Lacep├Ęde, 1802)
Blackstriped angelfish
photo by Honeycutt, K.

 Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
 Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 10 - 50 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Indo-Malayan region, eastward to Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, southward to the Great Barrier Reef.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 16-17. Description: Overall white with 3 black stripes on side; dorsal fin with broad submarginal black band; caudal fin with black dots, female with broad black band on the dorsal and ventral edges; pelvic fins white in female, black in male; a few irregular bands radiate from the eye in male (Ref. 2334). Body depth 1.9-2.2 in SL (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Inhabit shallow reef crests and deep reefs adjacent to steep slopes. Form aggregations to feed in midwater well above the bottom; harems of 3-7 individuals. Feeds on plankton. Frequently exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 25.11.92
 Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 24.04.13
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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