Holacanthus

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Holacanthus
Holacanthus ciliaris 2.jpg
Queen angelfish, Holacanthus ciliaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Holacanthus
Lacépède, 1802
Species

8, see text.

Holacanthus is a genus of marine angelfishes (family Pomacanthidae). The eight species are particularly abundant near volcanic rocks and coral islands. Some are highly valued as food, but even more so for aquaria, as all are brightly colored.

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