Paracentropyge multifasciata (Smith & Radcliffe, 1911)
Barred angelfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
 Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 7 - 70 m, non-migratory
 Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Atoll to the Society Islands, north to the Yaeyama Islands, south to the Great Barrier Reef.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-19; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-18. Description: Generally white with 8 brown bars extending through to dorsal and anal fins (becoming orange-yellow ventrally), the first running through the eye and the last running across the base of the caudal fin. A yellow bar runs in the middle of each white interspace on the side. A black spot is on the distal part of the soft portion of the dorsal fin (Ref. 1602). Body depth 1.5-1.7 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 42-48 (Ref. 90102).
 Biology:  Inhabits ledges and caves and crevices of steep outer reef slopes; occasionally found in clear lagoon reefs. It is secretive and rarely goes out more than a few centimeters from an escape hole (Ref. 9710). Forms pairs or small groups. Occasionally exported through the aquarium trade. Usually starves when kept in captivity (Ref. 48391). Often upside-down (Ref. 48636).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 11.06.92
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 08.03.12
 Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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