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Red Stripe Angel


Dwarf Angels
Red Stripe Angel
Centropyge eibli
Place of origin: 
Western Indian Ocean
Eastern Indian Ocean, ranging from the Maldives and Andaman Sea to Indonesia, east to Bali where uncommon and greatly outnumbered by its closest relative Centropyge vrolikii . Usually seen in coral rich areas in coastal and inner reef areas, from silty to pristine habitats, and from shallow reef slopes to about 25m depth. Identified by its pale body with thin vertical orange lines and black tail. Length to 11cm.
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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