Blue Angelfish

Holacanthus bermudensis

Maximum Size:

18 in (45 cm)


Unknown, possibly up to 15 years.

Typical depth:

6.5–302 ft (2–92 m)


Blue angelfish are often mistaken for queen angelfish, but they lack the distinct forehead crown and are paler in color. Like most angelfish, they are often seen swimming in pairs, foraging on sponges and small benthic invertebrates. At night, they sleep hidden away in the reef, safe from predators.


Grouper and sharks.

Did you know?

Although the blue angelfish is found across the Caribbean, the first specimen was discovered in Bermuda in 1876, hence the scientific name. This species is known to reproduce with the Queen Angelfish.