Apolemichthys is a genus of marine angelfishes in the family Pomacanthidae.[2]

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Apolemichthys xanthurus, the type species of this genus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Apolemichthys
Burton, 1934
Type species
Holacanthus xanthurus

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Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
  Apolemichthys arcuatus (Linnaeus, 1758) Banded angelfish reefs in Hawaii and the Johnston Atoll.
  Apolemichthys griffisi (Carlson & Taylor, 1981) Griffis angelfish Pacific Ocean
Apolemichthys guezei (Randall & Maugé, 1978) Reunion angelfish Réunion Indian Ocean
  Apolemichthys kingi Heemstra, 1984 Tiger angelfish Western Indian Ocean: Natal, South Africa and Mozambique
  Apolemichthys trimaculatus (Cuvier, 1831) Threespot angelfish Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean
  Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus Burgess, 1973 Goldspotted angelfish Pacific Ocean: Gilbert Islands to the Line islands. Reported from Kapingamarangi Atoll (eastern Caroline Islands), Nauru, Canton (Phoenix Islands), Howland, Baker, and Fanning (Line Islands) Atolls.
  Apolemichthys xanthotis (Fraser-Brunner, 1950) Yellow-ear angelfish Red Sea, from the Gulf of Aqaba in the north, down through the Gulf of Aden in the south
  Apolemichthys xanthurus (Bennett, 1833) Yellowtail angelfish, Maldives and the east coast of India.

Fishbase still has Apolemichthys armitagei listed as a species within this genus but notes that it is a hybrid between Apolemichthys trimaculatus and Apolemichthys xanthurus. Fishbase state that the page will be removed as part of their next update.[3]


  1. ^ Eschmeyer, William N.; Fricke, Ron & van der Laan, Richard (eds.). "Genera in the family Pomacanthidae". Catalog of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 8 January 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). Species of Apolemichthys in FishBase. December 2019 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2019). "Apolemichthys griffisi" in FishBase. December 2019 version.