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King Angelfish

The only member of the Angelfish family to be found in Galápagos, the King Angelfish (holacanthus passer) is a favorite of many snorkelers and divers. This very beautiful fish is common in most snorkeling and diving areas. They prefer rocky areas to sandy bottoms. They are oval-shaped and have a dark blue body with a distinctive white stripe behind the gill. The top and back fins are yellow to orange. They are generally seen alone or in pairs: they occasionally school. Sudden movements will frighten them: it is best to approach slowly to get a good look.

Here are some related tips to help plan your trip to The Galápagos Islands: Galápagos Adventure Tours, Lava Lizard, More Isabela Visitor Sites, Getting Around the Galapagos Islands, The Flag Cabrilla, The Waved Albatross, The Islanders Take Over, Sharks in the Galápagos, Cruise Tours and Punta Suarez.

04 Jun 2007

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