Pomacanthus arcuatus also known as the Gray angelfish is a striking fish, despite its more subdued adult coloration. Almost gray all over, this fish has a pattern of white ovals on its scales and fins. His face is light gray, mouth is white, yellow highlights on the backs of its pectoral fins. Gray angelfish change color as they mature. juvenils are black with vertical yellow stripes.
The Gray angelfish is found from the eastern coast of the United States (New England) down through Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, including populations in the West Indies. They are common on coral reefs and are found singly or sometimes in pairs but aren't a schooling fish.
Pomacanthus arcuatus feeds in the wild primarily on sponges, but also tunicates, algae, zooantharians, gorgonians, hydroids, bryozoans, and seagrasses. In captivity it is prone to nip at stony and soft corals (sessile invertebrates) and clam mantles. A mature Gray Angel may have grown 25 to 60 centimeters long.
Chaetodon arcuatus Linnaeus, 1758
Chaetodon littoricola Poey, 1868
Chaetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
Chaetodon quinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829
Chetodon lutescens Bonnaterre, 1788
Pomacanthus baltcatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus cingulatus Cuvier, 1831
Pomacanthus cinquecinctus Cuvier, 1829
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Perciformes (Order) > Pomacanthidae (Family) > Pomacanthus (Genus