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Black velvet angelfish/Chaetodontoplus melanosoma

angelfish - Black velvet angelfish

4066 - Black velvet angelfish - Chaetodontoplus melanosoma - 20cm

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Beatrice/Mabini (Anilao)/Philippines - South China Sea

The closely related Pewter angelfish (C. dimidiatus) has a completely yellow tail, while C. melanosoma normally has black continuing from the body into the tail, leaving only a yellow edge. This one also has a yellow tail base, unlike others in same area.

Photographer: Bart Hazes

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