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angelfish

see pterophyllum, squatina squatina and Table 23.
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This species is relatively easy to identify and is distinguished from all other angelfishes by the uniformly purple-blue body colour and the yellow vertical blotch on its side, not reaching the dorsal fin.
An Informative Guide To Breeding And Raising Angelfishes by tropical fish expert Ed Stansbury is an informative introduction to the selection, maintenance, and nutritional care for angelfish.
The combination of morphological features that include large scales (43-45 in lateral row from upper opercle to caudal fin base), 3-4 preopercular spines, a relatively narrow supracleithrum with pronounced serrae on its posterior upper margin, serrate interoperculum, and a posterior margin of the preorbital bone that is attached and hidden by skin and scales serve to distinguish it from all known angelfishes, although it appears to be a modified Centropyge.