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Multicolour Angel


Dwarf Angels
Multicolour Angel
Centropyge multicolor
Place of origin: 
Central Pacific
Central Pacific, know from Marshalls, Marianas, Palau, Society Islands, Fiji, and Cook & Hawaiian Islands. Prefers areas of steep outer reef slopes at depths of 20-115m. Colouring is a mix of yellow, blue and white, and it has distinctive black and blue markings behind the eye. Length to 9cm, but usually less than 7cm.
They are commonly referred to as pygmy angelfishes, due to their generally much smaller size than other angelfish genera. The species are variably distributed in tropical and subtropical seas of the world. Few have large geographical distributions and some are endemic to tiny oceanic outposts, an island , or small island group. They occur on algal-rocky and coral reefs, and most species live in shallow waters at depths to about 15m,  but some range to 70m or more, and a few inhabit only depths of more than 50m. Pygmy angelfishes are quick-darting and often shy species that hug the substrates with tunnels and crevices, ready to disappear and appear again several metres away.

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