Chordates •

Genicanthus watanabei

(Genicanthus watanabei)


Genicanthus watanabei (blackedged angelfish or Watanabe's angelfish), is a species of marine angelfish. Distribution: West-central Pacific: Taiwan to the Tuamotu Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; Marianas and Marshalls in Micronesia. Blackedged angelfish are found in pairs or in harems of up to five individuals. Max. size: 15 cm Environment:reef-associated; non-migratory; marine; depth range 21 – 81 m Climate:tropical; 30°N – 28°S This species was named by two Japanese researchers (Yasuda F. and Tominaga Y.) in 1970 in honour of one of the most eminent Japanese ichthyologists of the last two centuries.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Actinopterygii
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