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Centropyge acanthops

(Norman 1922)

Centropyge acanthops was originally described as Holacanthus acanthops by Norman in 1922. It belongs to the family Pomacanthidae. It is commonly known as Orangeback angelfish but has many other common names such as African pygmy angelfish in Australia, African pygmy angelfish in USA (contiguous states), Springboontjie in South Africa, African cherubfish in Mauritius, African pygmy angelfish in Micronesia, Federated States. more common names It is found in Salt water.
Species   acanthops
AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
AuthorNI   Norman
Qualification   ---
Year   1922
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Perciformes Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
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Genus   Centropyge
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Perciformes
Family   Pomacanthidae
Genus   Centropyge
Original Name   Holacanthus        
Taxon Name   acanthops
Original Combination   Holacanthus acanthops
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Holacanthus acanthops
OriginalSubGenus   Holacanthus
Original Author   Norman
Original AuthorWI   Norman [J. R.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1922
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Durban/eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1922.1.13.38
Page   318

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---

Current Genus Species Centropyge acanthops
Current Species   acanthops
Current Genus Centropyge
Current AuthorWI Norman [J. R.]
Current AuthorNI   Norman
Current Year   1922
Current Family Pomacanthidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat Marine.        
Water Salt water
Habitat Notes Jumping bean.
Attains 8 cm. One of the smallest and prettyiest of southern African dwarf angelfishes. It has a distinctive blue body with an orange head and dorsal area. A rather timid but curious fish which is only occasionally observed. It inhabits shallow protected areas along rocky reefs at depths of 8 to 40 metres. Prefers areas of rocky rubble or patches of staghorn coral where it darts in and out of holes. Feeds on small invertebrates. A popular aquarium fish.
Depth Range From 6 to 40 meters.

Current Summary   Valid as Centropyge acanthops  (Norman 1922). Pomacanthidae.
Name History   •Synonym of Centropyge fisheri (Snyder 1904) -- (Schindler & Schneidewind 2004:32 [ref. 28032]). •Valid as Centropyge acanthops (Norman 1922) -- (Allen 1980:249 [ref. 22764], Smith & Heemstra 1986:624 [ref. 5714], Winterbottom et al. 1989:44 [ref. 13251], Randall 1995:254 [ref. 22896], Anderson et al. 1998:25 [ref. 23611], Fricke 1999:346 [ref. 24106], Burgess 2003:1678 [ref. 27101], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:280 [ref. 28072], Mundy 2005:404 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:74 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Zajonz et al. 2019:84 [ref. 36871], Tea et al. 2020:3 [ref. 37258]).

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abei Centropyge abei Allen [G. R.], Young [F.] & Colin [P. L.] 2006Valid
argi Centropyge argi Woods [L. P.] & Kanazawa [R. H.] 1951Valid
aurantia Centropyge aurantia Randall [J. E.] & Wass [R. C.] 1974Valid
aurantius Centropyge aurantius Randall [J. E.] & Wass [R. C.] 1974Synonym
aurantonotus Centropyge aurantonotus Burgess [W. E.] 1974Valid
bicolor Centropyge bicolor (Bloch [M. E.] 1787)Valid
bispinosa Centropyge bispinosa (Günther [A.] 1860)Valid
bispinosus Centropyge bispinosus (Günther [A.] 1860)Synonym
boylei Centropyge boylei Pyle [R. L.] & Randall [J. E.] in Pyle 1992Valid
caudoxanthorus Centropyge caudoxanthorus Shen [S.-C.] 1973Synonym
cocosensis Centropyge cocosensis Shen [K.-N.], Chang [C.-W.], Delrieu-Trottin [E.] & Borsa [P.] 2016Valid
colini Centropyge colini Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] & Randall [J. E.] 1974Valid
cyanotis Centropyge cyanotis (Günther [A.] 1860)Synonym
debelius Centropyge debelius Pyle [R. L.] 1990Valid
deborae Centropyge deborae Shen [K.-N.], Ho [H.-C.] & Chang [C.-W.] 2012Valid
eibli Centropyge eibli Klausewitz [W.] 1963Valid
ferrugata Centropyge ferrugata Randall [J. E.] & Burgess [W. E.] in Burgess & Axelrod 1972Valid
ferrugatus Centropyge ferrugatus Randall [J. E.] & Burgess [W. E.] in Burgess & Axelrod 1972Synonym
fisheri Centropyge fisheri (Snyder [J. O.] 1904)Valid
flammeus Centropyge flammeus Woods [L. P.] & Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953Synonym
flavicauda Centropyge flavicauda Fraser-Brunner [A.] 1933Synonym
flavipectoralis Centropyge flavipectoralis Randall [J. E.] & Klausewitz [W.] 1977Valid
flavissima Centropyge flavissima (Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831)Valid
heraldi Centropyge heraldi Woods [L. P.] & Schultz [L. P.] in Schultz et al. 1953Valid
hotumatua Centropyge hotumatua Randall [J. E.] & Caldwell [D. K.] 1973Valid
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