Friday, 13 July 2018

pygoplites diacanthus

From my recent archives: I made this one in May 2018. The red lines are acrylic paint that I added.

Pygoplites diacanthus is the scientific name of the Royal Empress Angelfish, whose distribution is the tropical Indo-Pacific Ocean, from Red Sea and East Africa to the Tuamoto Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, and south to the Great Barrier Reef. This fish inhabits coral reefs and associated coral-rich lagoons. It eats sponges, sea squirts, and similar animals. It's 25 cm (10") long.


  1. Lovely background. Appears the fish is being lassoed!