Centropyge ferrugata Randall & Burgess, 1972
Rusty angelfish
Centropyge ferrugata
photo by Steene, R.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 6 - 30 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Tanabe Bay, southern Japan to the southwestern tip of Taiwan and the Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-14; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-17; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 17-18. Description: Overall color is golden brown to orange, becoming bright orange ventrally. Some with bluish narrow band or spots along the margin of the dorsal and anal fins (Ref. 4858). Body depth 2.0-2.3 in SL. Scales longitudinal series 40-45 (Ref. 90102).
Biology:  Inhabits seaward (Ref. 9710), rocky reefs and rubble areas, especially where algal growth is extensive (Ref. 47838). Solitary or in small groups (Ref. 47838). Has been reared in captivity (Ref. 35414).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 03.12.92
Modified by: Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz - 23.04.13
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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