EnglishName: White-tail angelfish
Local Name : Nigoo hudhu kokaamas Size : Max. 7 cm
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.
Remarks: Centropyge flavicauda is one of the smallest of the angelfishes. It is not seen very often in Maldives.