Pomacanthus rhomboides (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1908)
Old woman angelfish
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Pomacanthidae (Angelfishes)
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3,000.0 g
Environment:  reef-associated
Distribution:  Western Indian Ocean: Delagoa Bay, Mozambique to Knysna, South Africa.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 11-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 22-25; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 21-23
Biology:  Young occur singly and commonly found in tide pools. Adults are commonly seen in small groups in midwater or near the surface.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 October 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 13.11.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 24.07.05

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