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QUEEN ANGELFISH (Holacanthus ciliaris) ©Florent Charpin
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I’ve spent the past two weeks traveling — my  boyfriend, a friend (with a sailboat) and I have been sailing and  snorkeling around the Northern Bahamas, which has gorgeous aqua water, and many terrific snorkeling/dive sites. I’m back now, still swaying with the  motion of the surf and adjusting to PDT. Pictured is one of my favorite reef fish — seen  frequently on this trip — Queen Angels are not only beautiful but a little bit  bossy and territorial as befits the Queen title. I’ll be researching and posting some of the other interesting land/sea critters we saw on the trip a bit later in the week.
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Size 8-14 inchesDepth 20-80 ft. Distribution: Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico
The queen angelfish may live up to 15 years in the wild and reach up to  45 centimetres (17 in) in length. Mature Queen angels weigh about three and a half  pounds.
Queen angelfish feeds primarily on sponges, but also feeds on tunicates,  jellyfish, and corals as well as plankton and algae. Juveniles serve as  “cleaners” and feed on the parasites of larger fish at cleaning  stations. The adults are found in pairs year round, perhaps suggesting a long-term monogamous bond.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_angelfish
Other photos you may enjoy:
Ribbon Sweetlips
Yellowhead Jawfish
Bicolor Parrotfish

QUEEN ANGELFISH (Holacanthus ciliaris) ©Florent Charpin

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I’ve spent the past two weeks traveling — my boyfriend, a friend (with a sailboat) and I have been sailing and snorkeling around the Northern Bahamas, which has gorgeous aqua water, and many terrific snorkeling/dive sites. I’m back now, still swaying with the motion of the surf and adjusting to PDT. Pictured is one of my favorite reef fish — seen frequently on this trip — Queen Angels are not only beautiful but a little bit bossy and territorial as befits the Queen title. I’ll be researching and posting some of the other interesting land/sea critters we saw on the trip a bit later in the week.

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Size 8-14 inches
Depth 20-80 ft.
Distribution: Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico

The queen angelfish may live up to 15 years in the wild and reach up to 45 centimetres (17 in) in length. Mature Queen angels weigh about three and a half pounds.

Queen angelfish feeds primarily on sponges, but also feeds on tunicates, jellyfish, and corals as well as plankton and algae. Juveniles serve as “cleaners” and feed on the parasites of larger fish at cleaning stations. The adults are found in pairs year round, perhaps suggesting a long-term monogamous bond.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_angelfish

Other photos you may enjoy:

Ribbon Sweetlips

Yellowhead Jawfish

Bicolor Parrotfish

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