Peppermint angelfish

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Peppermint angelfish
Peppermint Angelfish (Paracentropyge boylei), Waikiki Acquarium.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: C. boylei
Binomial name
Centropyge boylei
Pyle & Randall, 1992
Synonyms

Paracentropyge boylei[1]

The peppermint angelfish (Centropyge boylei) is a relatively small angelfish growing up to 7 cm in length, it inhabits tropical reefs and has been recorded at depths between 53 and 120 m.[2] The peppermint angelfish is found in the eastern-central Pacific around the Cook Islands and Rarotonga. It is a shy species hiding amongst rocks and rubble of reef cliffs. C. boylei is occasionally exported as an aquarium specimen and can fetch high prices (a single specimen was offered to be bought for $30,000).[3]

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