vermiculated angelfish

Scientific name Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus
Descriptor Bloch
Year of description 1787
IUCN category LC
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Chaetodontoplus
Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus


Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus, commonly known as vermiculated angelfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes
  • Average size
    16 cm
  • Maximum size
    18 cm
  • Pattern
    vertical stripes

How to recognize the vermiculated angelfish ?

The vermiculated angelfish measures between 16 and 18 cm. This fish is tricolore with a predominantly jaune, noir and blanc body. The also has noir vertical stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in small groups
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The vermiculated angelfish is a fish living in small groups. This species is omnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction

The vermiculated angelfish is a fish ovipare.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 20 m

Biotope presentation

The vermiculated angelfish is most often found at a depth between 1m and 20m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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