Herald’s Angelfish

(Centropyge heraldi)

Centropyge heraldi, commonly known as the herald’s angelfish or the yellow pyramid butterflyfish, is a species of marine angelfish belonging to the family Pomacanthidae. Here are some key points about Centropyge heraldi:

  1. Appearance: Herald’s angelfish are small and oval-shaped, with a bright yellow body adorned with vertical blue lines along the sides. They have a distinctive black spot near the tail fin and their dorsal fin has a yellow margin.
  2. Size: They typically grow up to about 10 cm (4 inches) in length.
  3. Distribution: Centropyge heraldi is found in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific region, including the Red Sea, East Africa, the Indian Ocean islands, and across to the western and central Pacific Ocean. They inhabit coral reefs and lagoons.
  4. Habitat: These angelfish prefer areas with abundant coral growth and shelter, typically found in depths ranging from 3 to 30 meters (10 to 100 feet).