More on author: Valenciennes. Also feeds on plankton. Reproduction occurs in late summer. Females are more territorial and form pair bonds with the males. Oviparous Ref. Sometimes forms mixed aggregations with Pomacanthus zonipectus Ref.
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More on author: Valenciennes. Also feeds on plankton. Reproduction occurs in late summer. Females are more territorial and form pair bonds with the males. Oviparous Ref. Sometimes forms mixed aggregations with Pomacanthus zonipectus Ref. Cleaning behavior has been observed in juveniles. Protogyny has been proposed for this species awaiting confirmation Ref. Monogamous mating is observed as both facultative and social Ref. Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez.
The rocky-shore fishes of the Gulf of California. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates based on models Preferred temperature Ref. Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. Trophic Level Ref.
Generation time: 8. Resilience Ref. Vulnerability Ref. Common name e. Gadus morhua. Holacanthus passer Valenciennes , King angelfish. Add your observation in Fish Watcher Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed. Google image. Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 4 - 30 m Ref. Diurnal grazer on sessile invertebrates and algae but specializes to a larger extent on sponges. Spawn daily throughout the lunar cycle Ref.
Thomson, D. CMS Ref. Collaborators Pictures Stamps, Coins Misc. Summary page Point data Common names Photos. Preferred temperature Ref. Entered by Luna, Susan M. Fish Forum. Sign our Guest Book. Back to Search. Accessed through: FishBase mirror site : Stockholm, Sweden. Native range All suitable habitat Point map Year This map was computer-generated and has not yet been reviewed.
Species: Holacanthus passer, King angelfish
Its close relative the Queen Angelfish Holacanthus ciliaris also has a "crown" and a similar body structure, but these two do differ slightly in size and in overall coloration. The King Angel is smaller. Both the King and the Queen Angelfish are found in the tropical reef areas adjacent to Central America. Their habitats were once continuous but are now separated due to the uplifting of the Central America Land Bridge, roughly about 5 million years ago. This extended strip of land now separates the waters of the Atlantic Ocean from the Pacific, and connects the two vast continents of North and South America. The King Angelfish is found on the the west side of this land bridge in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Queen Angelfish is found on the east side in the Western Atlantic. This angelfish is splendid looking both as an adult and as a youth, though each has a completely different color pattern.
Holacanthus passer king angelfish or passer angelfish is a large marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae. Males and females are visually identical. They do, however undergo significant changes in coloration and to a lesser degree shape as they mature. Juvenile king angelfish are primarily yellow, with fins rimmed with iridescent blue, blue striping towards the posterior of their bodies, and an orange mask around the eye. Sexually mature king angelfish, on the other hand, have mostly brown or blue bodies depending on the light with the same blue rimming around the fins and a yellow tail.