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Queen Angelfish Cozumel, 2007.<br />
One of my first scuba pics with a borrowed camera during a trip with the MIT scuba club.<br />
The adult queen angelfish overall body color can be described as blue to blue-green with yellow rims on its scales. Their pectoral and ventral fins are also yellow but their lips and the edges of their dorsal fins and anal fins are dark blue. Queen angelfish are also known to have blue markings around each gill cover. Juveniles have dark blue bodies with yellow lips, gills, and tail and vertical bars ranging in color from light blue to white. The colors of the juvenile fish help them to blend in with the reefs. The queen angelfish may live up to 15 years in the wild and reach up to 45 centimeters (17 inches) in length. Queen angelfish are about three and a half pounds. Geotagged,Holacanthus ciliaris,Mexico,Queen Angelfish,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Queen Angelfish

Cozumel, 2007.
One of my first scuba pics with a borrowed camera during a trip with the MIT scuba club.
The adult queen angelfish overall body color can be described as blue to blue-green with yellow rims on its scales. Their pectoral and ventral fins are also yellow but their lips and the edges of their dorsal fins and anal fins are dark blue. Queen angelfish are also known to have blue markings around each gill cover. Juveniles have dark blue bodies with yellow lips, gills, and tail and vertical bars ranging in color from light blue to white. The colors of the juvenile fish help them to blend in with the reefs. The queen angelfish may live up to 15 years in the wild and reach up to 45 centimeters (17 inches) in length. Queen angelfish are about three and a half pounds.

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  1. If this was your first, you clearly were born to do this :) Posted 3 years ago
  2. Well, my scuba mate gave me good lessons to make the pics as he also wanted pics of himself ;-) Posted 3 years ago

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The queen angelfish is an angelfish commonly found near reefs in the warmer sections of the western Atlantic Ocean. Other common names include blue angelfish, golden angelfish, queen angel, and yellow angelfish.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Patomarazul
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By Patomarazul

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Uploaded Jul 5, 2016. Captured Mar 28, 2007 11:58 in Unnamed Road, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
  • C5050Z
  • f/6.3
  • 10/1000s
  • ISO64
  • 7.1mm