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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Acanthuriformes
Family: Pomacanthidae Angelfishes

Genus: Holacanthus

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Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Holacanthus africanus Cadenat, 1951

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Holacanthus africanus
[Guinean angelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Holacanthus bermudensis Goode, 1876

Photo by Photo by Chan, T.T.C.
 
Holacanthus bermudensis
[Angelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Holacanthus ciliaris (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Holacanthus ciliaris
[Queen angelfish]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Holacanthus clarionensis Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Nip, T.
 
Holacanthus clarionensis
[Clarion angelfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Holacanthus limbaughi Baldwin, 1963

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Holacanthus limbaughi
[Clipperton angelfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 35.6 cm TL
Holacanthus passer Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Holacanthus passer
[King angelfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Holacanthus tricolor (Bloch, 1795)

Photo by Photo by Minguell, C.
 
Holacanthus tricolor
[Rock beauty]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Holacanthus africanus Guinean angelfish Eastern Atlantic 45 TL 1951
Holacanthus bermudensis Angelfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1876
Holacanthus ciliaris Queen angelfish Western Atlantic 45 TL 1758
Holacanthus clarionensis Clarion angelfish Eastern Central Pacific 20 TL 1890
Holacanthus limbaughi Clipperton angelfish Eastern Pacific 25 TL 1963
Holacanthus passer King angelfish Eastern Pacific 35.6 TL 1846
Holacanthus tricolor Rock beauty Western Atlantic 35 TL 1795



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