French Angelfish
Pomacanthus paru

1/60s at f16, Ektachrome 64, ASA 64, Nikonos II w 15mm lens, Oceanic flash


"French Angelfish," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The French Angelfish, Pomacanthus paru, is a large angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae, found in the western Atlantic from Florida and the Bahamas to Brazil, and also the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, including the Antilles, and the eastern Atlantic from around Ascension Island and St. Paul's Rocks, at depths of between 2 and 100 m. Length is up to 41 cm. The French angelfish is common in shallow reefs, occurs usually in pairs often near sea fans. It feeds on sponges, algae, bryozoans, zoantharians, gorgonians and tunicates.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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