Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pomacanthidae
Etymology: Apolemichthys: Greek, apolemos, -os,-on = quiet, peaceful + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 12 - 183 m (Ref. 11013), usually 25 - 50 m (Ref. 47838). Tropical; 30°N -
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3921)
soft rays: 18. Overall pale with a broad black bar bordered by a narrow pearly white band running across the upper side from the front of the eye to the posterior portion of the soft dorsal fin. A similar broad black band with pearly white border runs submarginal on the caudal and anal fins.
Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaiian and Johnston islands.
Common on rocky reefs, in ledges and caves; also in coral areas (Ref. 47838). Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Submarine observations to 183 m (Ref. 11013). Feeds mainly on sponges (Ref. 47838); stomach content of some specimens also had algae, traces of hydroids and unidentified eggs. Minimum depth from Ref. 47838.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Allen, G.R., R. Steene and M. Allen, 1998. A guide to angelfishes and butterflyfishes. Odyssey Publishing/Tropical Reef Research. 250 p. (Ref. 47838)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.1 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .