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Clarion Angelfish This Clarion Angelfish - Holacanthus clarionensis was named after the location, Clarion Island a remote island westernmost from the main west coast of Mexico (Colima State), approximately 314 km distance away.<br />
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They are endemic to southern tip of Baja California, Mexico; also from Clarion, and the Revillagigedo Group off the western coast of Mexico and from Clipperton Island.<br />
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This fish plays an important role to their habitat, especially around the Revillagigedo group of islands where pelagic animals like Oceanic Manta Rays and Scalloped Hammerheads visits the reef there to get cleaned.<br />
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They are listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List due to its limited distribution area.  However, it is a popular aquarium fish due to its vibrant colour and they fetch a high price. Angelfish,Clarion Angelfish,Fish,Holacanthus clarionensis,Mexico,Socorro Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Clarion Angelfish

This Clarion Angelfish - Holacanthus clarionensis was named after the location, Clarion Island a remote island westernmost from the main west coast of Mexico (Colima State), approximately 314 km distance away.

They are endemic to southern tip of Baja California, Mexico; also from Clarion, and the Revillagigedo Group off the western coast of Mexico and from Clipperton Island.

This fish plays an important role to their habitat, especially around the Revillagigedo group of islands where pelagic animals like Oceanic Manta Rays and Scalloped Hammerheads visits the reef there to get cleaned.

They are listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List due to its limited distribution area. However, it is a popular aquarium fish due to its vibrant colour and they fetch a high price.

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  1. I have always loved marine angelfish - but this is a new one I had never heard of - nice! Posted one month ago
    1. Probably because its endemic to Mexico, and unless you dive around there, you are not likely to see them.
      Thanks, Barry :)
      Posted one month ago

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''Holacanthus clarionensis'', also known as the clarion angelfish, is a species of marine angelfish of the family Pomacanthidae found predominantly off the Pacific coast of Mexico. This fish is popular in aquarium trade due to its colors and high price tag.

Similar species: Perch-like Fishes
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Apr 22, 2019. Captured Apr 12, 2019 04:46.
  • TG-5
  • f/2.8
  • 1/500s
  • ISO100
  • 4.5mm