Pomacanthus asfur (Forsskål, 1775)
Arabian angelfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m, non-migratory
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, south to Zanzibar.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Common around semi-protected inshore reefs with rich soft and hard coral growth, occasional patches of silt bottom. Very aggressive toward its own species, unless paired. Feeds mainly on sponges and tunicates (Ref. 30573). Minimum depth reported taken from Ref. 9710.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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