Centropyge vrolikii, NSW, Australia, Photo: Ian Shaw
Centropyge vrolikii, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Pearly grey body grading to black tail and rear fins, orange-brown band on margin of gill cover and pectoral fin base, and orange outer eye. Tail and rear fins with blue margin. Lacks bars along body as on C. eibli (Eibl's Angelfish), but these species only overlap in distribution off north-western Australia. Mimicked by juvenile Acanthurus pyroferus (Mimic Surgeonfish). Length to 12 cm.
Max Size: 12 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.0-31.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Least Concern
Occurrence: Common (36% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Few (3 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.