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Florida Manatee & Aquatic Center Animal Fact Sheet
ANGEL PYGMY ATLANTIC
Centropyge Argi

Range:
Found from Bermuda to the Caribbean down to the East Coast of Brazil. In the Western Atlantic from Florida (USA) to the French Guiana (from the Gulf of Mexico to the Caribbean Sea).

The Angel Pygmy Atlantic is also commonly known as the Cherub Angelfish.
The head of this Angelfish is usually a yellow or orange color, and the rest of the body is a dark blue to purple. They have blue rings around their eyes and a light smudge of dark blue in the corner of their mouths.
The Angel Pygmy Atlantic fish has gill covers and two opercular spines.

These fish are known or being quite aggressive. Males are known to fight to the death with other males.




Habitat: Reefs with coral rubble and macroalgae are preferred. They like hiding beneath and behind rocky areas such as crevices and caves.
Diet: Mainly feed on various kinds of algae, and, occasionally, tiny creatures.
Status: Least Concern
Approximate Dimensions of Adult: Length: 3.1 in
Lifespan: 2-5 years
Reproduction & Offspring:

The Angel Pygmy is monogamous pairing off and laying eggs. They are egg scatterers and produce pelagic eggs.


 

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