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The King angelfish’s distribution is from the Northern Gulf of California to Peru, and is found in shallow boulders to deep black coral gardens.
AUTHORS: Sánchez-Alcántara, I., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Balart, E.F., Cupul-Magaña, A.L., Reyes-Bonilla, H. and Sánchez-Ortiz, C.
DATE: March 2006
The King angelfish is described to have a narrow white bar on its side, blue-grey body coloration, and yellow tail fins. Its distribution is from the Northern Gulf of California to Peru, and is found in shallow boulders to deep black coral gardens. The angelfish is an omnivorous diurnal grazer and a partial spawner with asynchronous gonad development. Its reproductive period is from April to November in the Gulf of California, and is typically fished by hand. This paper recommended that to increase conservation efforts, stricter guidelines for population evaluation should be considered, especially if federal agencies decide to enact fishing permits in the future.