French Angelfish
Pomacanthus paru

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


"French Angelfish," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The adult background coloration is black but the scales of the body, except those at the front from nape to abdomen, are rimmed with golden yellow. Furthermore the pectoral fins have a broad orange-yellow bar, the dorsal filament is yellow, the chin is whitish, the outer part of the iris is yellow, and the eye is narrowly rimmed below with blue. Juveniles are black with vertical yellow bands. This species is oviparous and monogamous. Spawning pairs are strongly territorial and usually both partners defend vigorously their territory against neighboring pairs. The flesh of the French angel has good taste and the fish is sold on fish markets. The species has been reared in captivity.
Salt River Canyon, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
 
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