Centropyge bispinosa (Günther, 1860)
Two-spine angelfish (or coral beauty)

This species is not common in the southern part of Kwajalein Atoll, although specimens can sometimes be glimpsed on the seaward reef as they flit from one hideout to another. They can be much more common on some seaward reefs and lagoon pinnacles farther up the atoll. We see most specimens between about 7 and 20m depth. Individuals vary somewhat in the amount of orange and blue pigment. We have seen (but did not photograph) one specimen that appeared to be a hybrid between this species and Centropyge multicolor.

Created 16 September 2010
Updated 13 October 2015

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