Genicanthus watanabei (Yasuda & Tominaga, 1970)
Blackedged angelfish
photo by Lougher, T.

 Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
 Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 21 - 81 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Pacific Ocean: Taiwan to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 14-17. Males light blue with 8 black stripes on the lower 2/3 of the body (the posterior end of the uppermost yellow, the lowermost stripes extending the adjacent anal fin); females light blue with a vertical black bar above the eye and spots on the forehead; both sexes with a broad submarginal band on the dorsal and anal fins; females with broad submarginal band on the caudal-fin lobes.
 Biology:  Occurs in current-swept outer reef slopes and drop-offs (Ref. 4859). Feeds on plankton. Forms harems of 2-5 individuals. Occasionally 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 - 20.01.94
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 05.09.03
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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