Genicanthus spinus Randall, 1975
Pitcairn angelfish
Genicanthus spinus
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
 Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 40 - 100 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Cook Islands to Ducie Atoll (Pitcairn).
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits rock and coral reef at depths of 30 to at least 60 m. Occurs in aggregations that swim high above the bottom; harems of 2-5 individuals. Feeds mainly on zooplankton, although some benthic material is probably consumed (Ref. 4858). Almost never exported through the aquarium trade (Ref. 48391).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 20.06.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 13.10.14
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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