The emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator, is a species of marine angelfish. It is a reef-associated species. The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) is also known as Imperial Angelfish and Imperator Angelfish. Juveniles are most fascinating fish in to the sea waters. The name is also commonly shortened to Emperor Angel / Imperial Angel / Imperator Angel in everyday speech.
|Adult Juvenile Emporer Angel Fish|
They are dark blue with electric blue and white rings; adults have yellow and blue stripes, with black around the eyes. It takes about 24 to 30 months for an emperor angelfish to acquire its adult coloring. They grow to 40 cm (15.75 in) in length. Juvenile to adult transition may not fully occur in an aquarium.
|Juvenile Emporer Angel Fish|
The Emperor Angelfish lives in the Indo-Pacific. Its range stretches from East Africa and the Red Sea to
Hawaii, the , and the Tuamotu
Archipelago of French Polynesia. Northwards, the range proceeds up to southern Equatorial
Islands Japan and the .
Southwards, you can find this species down to Ogasawara Islands Australia's
Great Barrier Reef, New
Caledonia and the Austral
Islands of French
Polynesia. Emperor Angelfish has not been encountered in the
waters around Easter Island, Rapa Island or the . Marquesan Islands