Chordates •

Chaetodontoplus melanosoma

(Chaetodontoplus melanosoma)


Chaetodontoplus melanosoma, common names black-velvet angelfish, brown angelfish, and phantom angelfish, is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacanthidae. This species lives in central Indonesian waters such as those of western Java, Bali, Komodo, Flores, Sulawesi, and northeastern Kalimantan. It is also found in Malaysia (Sabah) and in the Philippines (Sulu Archipelago, Cebu, and southern Luzon). It occurs at depths of approximately 5 to 30 metres in outer rocky or coastal reefs, and is often found in areas with strong currents or upwellings of cooler water. Its eats tunicates and sponges, and may be observed in pairs or alone. Chaetodontoplus melanosoma is hermaphroditic.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Actinopterygii
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