Pearlscale Angelfish (species: Centropyge vrolikii) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Centropyge vrolikii
Pearlscale Angelfish

©Lyle Vail: Centropyge vrolikii at North Point, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Centropyge vrolikii near the southern end of Ribbon Reef #10.

©Anne Hoggett: Small specimen (6 cm) of Centropyge vrolikii at No Name Reef near Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Pomacanthidae
Genus Centropyge
Species Centropyge vrolikii



Distinguishing features

Pale grey at front, grading to black at rear including fins. Tail, anal fin and rear part of dorsal fin with a fine blue margin.


  • Up to 12 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.

Other references

  • Brandl, S.J. and D.R. Bellwood (2013). Morphology, sociality, and ecology: can morphology predict pairing behavior in coral reef fishes? Coral Reefs, 32: 835-836. LIRS catalog number 1718.
  • Cribb, T.H., R.A. Bray, K.A. Hall and S.C. Cutmore (2015). A review of the genus Antorchis Linton, 1911 (Trematoda: Faustulidae) from Indo-Pacific fishes with the description of a new species, Systematic Parasitology, 92: 1-11. LIRS catalog number 1909.
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