Whitetail Angelfish (species: Centropyge fisheri) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Centropyge fisheri
Whitetail Angelfish

©Rick Stuart-Smith: Centropyge fisheri at North Point, Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
Species Centropyge fisheri



Distinguishing features

Dark blue body with abrupt transition to transparent whitish or yellowish tail.


  • Up to 8.4 cm (length according to Fishbase accessed 18 Feb 2017.)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island: Either very uncommon or very secretive, rarely seen.

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