Marine Biology- Angel Fish.

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The mystery of the deep blue sea. Such a marvelous place, with incredible species, and ones yet to be discovered. It’s like a puzzle waiting to be solved, trying to uncover what’s hidden beneath the deep unknown waters. So many fish, and species in the ocean, its so hard not to be fascinated by this wonderful place.  However, there’s this once fish that always seems to catch my eye, and attention. The Coral Beauty, but may also go by the Two Spined Angel fish, the Dusky Angelfish, or simply the Coral Beauty angel. The Coral Beauty is found in kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Actinopterygii, Order Perciformes, Family Pomacanthidae, Genus Centropyge, and the scientific name is the Centropyge bispinosa Vanuatu.

With eye catching looks, of course that’s the reason everyone wants one. When reaching maturity the coral beauty may reach the length of four inches or even larger but not by more than 2 inches, they are usually a relatively small fish. They commonly have a deep blue-purplish shade that spreads through the whole upper part of the body, including both their fins and heads.  The colors however do vary according to where they originated from, and the temperature of the water. They may also be outlined in a more attractive or brighter blue that will also grasp your attention. Up from the belly is a distinctive pink-orange color, of which will cover the bottom of the coral beauty and may even be noticeable at the lower part of the head. As part of the angel fish family they also have a rough surface of scales, which increases the ability to becoming seriously injured from being entangled in a net of some sort.             The Coral beauty is one out of the many magnificent creatures in the ocean. Widely known to the great barrier reef of Australia, the indo- pacific, Tropical Atlantic, Indian, and the Pacific areas. However they can be found all around the world. Known to live in the deep coral reefs, where they can be found up to 650 ft below the...
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