Centropyge aurantonotus

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Common Name
Flameback Angel
Binomial Name
Centropyge aurantonotus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: aurantonotus

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Common Names

  • Flameback Angel



Bright orange head and back, with a dark blue body and dark blue caudal fin.

Similar Species

C. acanthops (which has a yellow caudal fin).

Maximum Size

About 6 cm[1].

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.


Notes about what they do, how they interact with others, different species etc.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


Natural diet consists of mainly filamentous and micro algae, detritus material and small benthic fauna. Open structure rockwork will provide algae growth and shelter. Once eating will accept dry, frozen and live foods. Live and frozen enriched brine shrimp are good starter foods for difficult feeders. When eating a greater variety of foods should be offered including finely chopped prawn, fish meat, oyster, spirulina, astaxanthin, quality pellet, flake and freeze dried foods. See also DIY foods.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?


Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.

Local Ecology


West Indies[1].


16 to 25 m in patches of Acropora cervicornis [1].

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 (Allen 1981): Allen, G.R., Butterfly and angelfishes of the world: volume 1 australia : a complete survey of the species of Australia and New Guinea, Mergus: Sydney, 1981.