Genicanthus lamarck

Lamarck's Angelfish
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Genicanthus
Species: G. lamarck
Binomial name
Genicanthus lamarck
Lacépède, 1802

Genicanthus lamarck, commonly called Blackstriped Angelfish or Lamarck's Angelfish among various vernacular names,[2] is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacanthidae.[3]

The Blackstriped Angelfish is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-West Pacific.[4]

It feeds on plankton along coral reefs.[5] Sexual dimorphism occurs in the species of angelfish, the male is larger with blackish pelvic fins and a yellow spot on the front head, whereas the smaller female has brighter (white) pelvic fins.


  1. Pyle, R. & Myers, R. 2010. Genicanthus lamarck. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. <>. Downloaded on 25 October 2013.
  5. Pyle, R., 2001. Pomacanthidae: Angelfishes. p. 3266-3286. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 5. Bony fishes part 3 (Menidae to Pomacentridae). Rome, FAO.

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