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Pomacanthus rhomboides (Gilchrist and Thompson, 1908)
OLD WOMAN ANGELFISH
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Pomacanthus rhomboides ( Gilchrist & Thompson , 1908 )

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Teleostei (teleosts) > Acanthuriformes (Surgeonfishes) > Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Etymology: Pomacanthus: Greek, poma, -atos = cover, operculum + Greek, akantha = thorn (Ref. 45335 ) .
More on authors: Gilchrist & Thompson .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated. Subtropical; - 34°S

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Western Indian Ocean: Delagoa Bay, Mozambique to Knysna, South Africa.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 46.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10629 ); max. published weight: 3.0 kg (Ref. 10629 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 11 - 13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-25; Anal spines : 3; Anal soft rays : 21 - 23

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Young occur singly and commonly found in tide pools. Adults are commonly seen in small groups in midwater or near the surface.

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Randall, J.E. , 1988. Pomacanthus rhomboides (Gilchrist and Thompson), the valid name for the South African angelfish previously known as Pomacanthus striatus . Spec. Publ. J.L.B. Smith Inst. Ichthyol. 46:7p. (Ref. 10629 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 08 October 2009

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Aquarium: commercial FAO - Publication: search | FishSource |

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