Meridith’s angelfish

(Chaetodontoplus meridithi)
Chaetodontoplus meridithi, commonly known as Meridith’s angelfish, is a species of marine angelfish belonging to the family Pomacanthidae. Here are some key characteristics and information about this species:
  1. Distribution: Meridith’s angelfish is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, particularly in the waters around Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. It inhabits coral reefs and lagoons, often at depths ranging from 10 to 40 meters (30 to 130 feet).
  2. Appearance: This species is known for its striking coloration and pattern. Adults have a deep blue to black body with a prominent vertical white stripe that runs from the dorsal fin to the base of the pectoral fin. They also have yellow markings around the eyes and on the edge of the dorsal and anal fins. Juveniles may have a different color pattern, often with more intricate markings that blend into their reef environment.
  3. Size: They typically grow to a maximum length of about 15 cm (6 inches).
  4. Behavior: Meridith’s angelfish are generally peaceful and solitary or found in pairs. They feed primarily on sponges, algae, and small invertebrates found within the coral reef ecosystem.