Pearlscale angelfish

Scientific name 
Centropyge vrolikii
Pearlscale angelfish

What it looks like: Pearlscale angelfish have round bodies and elongated triangular dorsal and anal fins. They are naturally striped longitudinally, with their colouring acting as camouflage.

Animal facts:

  • Pearlscale angelfish usually occur in pairs. 
  • They usually mate in these pairs for life.

What they eat: Algae and macroinvertebrates.

Where they live: This species is distributed in the western Pacific Ocean from Christmas Island, Australia, to Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands in the east and from southern Japan and the island of Taiwan in the north to Lord Howe Island, in the south.

Habitat: This species lives in lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral.


Conservation Status
Least Concern