White-tail angelfish
  • Centropyge flavicauda

EnglishName: White-tail angelfish Local Name : Nigoo hudhu kokaamas Size : Max. 7 cm Family: POMACANTHIDAE Order : Perciformes Distinctive Characters: Dorsal fin with 14 spines and 15 rays. Anal fin with 3 spines and 17 rays. Scales on longitudinal series from upper edge of gill opening to caudal fin base 40-45. Colour: Body dark. Head orangish. Caudal fin white or yellow. Habitat and Biology: Usually seen on rubble bottoms in 20-50 m. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Remarks: Centropyge flavicauda is one of the smallest of the angelfishes. It is not seen very often in Maldives.